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La Quercia
Prosciutto Piccante

Hot legs are a desirable attribute for many-a species and well-bred swine are no exception. Herb and Kathy Eckhouse take fully aged legs of Prosciutto Americano and rub them down with a balanced blend of fennel, sea salt, and red chilies that deepens the meat’s earthy sweetness. The heat is subtle, and deserves to be paired with one-of-a-kind cheeses, like Mahon Curado and Zimbro. These sheep milk cheeses have extra edge that creates some complexity on the palate, especially when given a boost by the meat’s chili spice. It’s an ideal tapas meat to include on a spread with marcona almonds, sheep cheeses, and grilled sardines. A combination of traditional craftsmanship and regional flavor, this addition to La Quercia’s line of dry cured meats exemplifies their motto: “American made, American inspired cured meats.” We say: keep those hot legs coming our way!

Just the facts

Country USA
Maker La Quercia
Size 3 ounces
Region Iowa
Meet The Maker

How did a family in Norwalk, Iowa come to produce some of the best cured meats in the world? It started with tradition: After three and a half years in Parma, Italy, Herb and Kathy Eckhouse brought classic techniques back home to create their signature salumi, something they say “expresses our appreciation for the beauty and bounty of Iowa”. Adding responsible sourcing and sustainability to the recipe means that their products don’t just taste great, they’re also produced with the highest standards and best quality ingredients around.

To help more people get a bite of the good stuff, we now offer the full La Quercia line as well as curated selections that will make any meat lover squeal with delight.

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Makes a great cheese plate with...