La Quercia Prosciutto Piccante 2 oz
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
CiderBrie and apples, cheddar and apples – both delicious! Why not extend that deliciousness to apples in liquid form? Enjoy cider and cheese for a pairing to remember.
English style: drier, more like a beer, with nice acidity.
Pair with: Just about anything but we love it with firm natural rind cheese, like Landaff.
Basque/Normandy : barnyardy and funky, but still with a little sweetness.
Pair with: A beefy washed rind, like Grayson to contrast the sugar and bring out the funk.
Sauvignon BlancTypically bright and lemony, with clean citrus flavors. Can also have grassy and vegetal aromas (think green bell pepper).