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spalla (cotta)

Language: Italian

Description: Front shoulder of pig, cured and shaped to resemble prosciutto, from Emilia-Romagna. It has more muscle and is thus less tender than prosciutto. Between the head and shoulder the beast provides a 3 kg (6 lb) cut called capocollo in Tuscany, coppa further North. It is only cured for a few days and produces meat which is fattier and darker than prosciutto.

Pronounced: SPAHL-lah KOHT-tah
Ethnicity: Italian
Most frequent country: Italy
Most frequent region: Emilia-Romagna

See places: Italian food and cuisine, Emilia-Romagna

See foods and dishes: capocollo, coppa crudo, prosciutto

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