PROSCIUTTO SAN DANIELE HAM

PROSCIUTTO SAN DANIELE THE HAM FROM THE ITALIAN ALPS

 

San Daniele cured ham is a culinary product of excellence. It comes from Friuli at the gateway to the Alps, more specifically from a town called San Daniele, from where the ham gets its name.

  

 

What renders San Daniele ham so unique, is the air that dries it. A wonderful mixture of winds from the Alps and Adriatic sea.

This dry air, plus salt from the sea, a tried and tested technique, a lifelong tradition of authenticity,  choice Italian pork, make the whole procedure, which takes place within the city limits, totally unique.

 

 

San Daniele Friuli is situated between the flatlands of northern Italy and the Friulian Alps, making the distinctive geographical location unique, for the manufacturing of such ham.

Thanks to the constant flow of air from the north of Friuli and the southern sea breeze from the Adriatic Sea,  which encounter at the great Tagliamento river, the ham seasoning occurs in the most traditional way.

 

The most characteristic ham factories still have their well ventilated north/ south facing cold rooms, to facilitate the natural airing and consequent maturation of the legendary San Daniele ham.

 

Photo Credit - Prosciuttificio Prolongo snc San Daniele 

Alessio Prolongo regulates the natural airing at his own ham factory in San Daniele.

 

San Daniele’s cured ham manufacturing procedure takes at least 15 months to become a real work of art. The aging period is only the final part of this long process but it is, what characterizes this exclusive ham.

San Daniele ham is a quality product without any preservatives or additives. It contains only highly digestible essential fats, smooth to the pallet and soft to the touch, a delicate taste and recommended for low- calorie diets.

San Daniele cured ham has been recognized worldwide and protected under the tutelage of the Consortium for Prosciutto of San Daniele, for over 40 years, becoming a  PDO product in 1996.

 

CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS

"" The guided tour in Prolongo’s ham factory with the ultimate tasting of the renowned San Daniele ham" 

 

 

 


WHERE TO TASTE OR BUY THE BEST QUALITY SAN DANIELE HAM

 

TO TASTE:

You can try this excellent San Daniele ham In every restaurant and eatery in San Daniele del Friuli.

We suggest sampling the San Daniele cured ham on a guided tour to one of the official manufacturers associated with the San Daniele Consortium.

 

In addition, every year in June there is a festival called ”Aria di festa" in San Daniele,  an annual festival to celebrate San Daniele cured ham. An animated occasion to visit the village, try out the ham, meet the ham producers and participate in debates about San Daniele ham.

 

WHERE TO BUY SAN DANIELE CURED HAM:

When possible, it is better to purchase directly from the ham producers in San Daniele who are associated with the consortium.

  

If you buy San Daniele cured ham online, it can easily be stored at home, as it preserves well, thanks to the curing and aging method used.

We suggest you try San Daniele cured ham, manufactured by the traditional Prosciuttificio Prolongo ham factory using the link provided below.

 

SHOP ONLINE - PROSCIUTTO CRUDO SAN DANIELE

 


WHAT TO DO IN SAN DANIELE DEL FRIULI

 

IN THE VILLAGE OF SAN DANIELE DEL FRIULI:

1. Book a guided tour to one of the ham factories making up the consortium San Daniele.

2. Save the date of the “Aria di festa, San Daniele” festival on your calendar. It’s the event of the year, dedicated to cured San Daniele ham.

3. Take a visit to the ancient Guarneriana library, booking ahead is necessary.

4. Admire the fresco paintings in the church of Sant'Antonio Abate.

  


WHERE TO SLEEP IN SAN DANIELE DEL FRIULI - HOTELS, B&B, HOLIDAY HOUSES

 

San Daniele del Friuli offers some hotel accommodation and a large number of good B&Bs and holiday homes. Alternatively, accommodation is also available in other localities in the Tagliamento area. Chose and book a Hotel, B&B or holiday house in San Daniele Friuli evaluating the location most suitable using this link:

 

BOOKING - HOTELS B&B HOLIDAY HOUSES IN SAN DANIELE DEL FRIULI

  


HOW TO GET TO SAN DANIELE DEL FRIULI

 

Situated at the door of the Friulian Alps in the vicinity of the great river Tagliamento, San Daniele Friuli is easy to reach by car by taking the A23 motorway and exiting at Udine Nord or Gemona. San Daniele Friuli is well serviced by bus to and from the city of Udine.

 

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