Prosciutto Dry Cured Ham (£1.88 per 100g)
Prosciutto is a sweet, delicate ham. The word is the Italian for ham, but it is widely used to describe various seasoned and cured air-dried hams. True prosciutto comes from Italy, but other versions are now produced elsewhere.
‘Prosciutto cotto’ is cooked and ‘prosciutto crudo’ is raw, air-dried pork (although safe and ready to eat thanks to the curing process). Italian prosciuttos are labelled according to their city or province of origin. The most famous is ‘prosciutto di Parma’ or Parma ham, which is salted and air-dried for at least eight months and up to two years.