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Prosciutto Penitente alle Castagne

An ancient food, emblem of the flavors of the Lucchesia

The Prosciutto Penitente with chestnuts is a sliced is typical of Lucchesia, whose origin is traced back to 1797 through a document that allowed him to reconstruct the fascinating history behind this culinary excellence.

In ancient times, this ham was considered a poor food because left to rest in special drying rooms, metati as penance after a bad seasoning. Ham purchased so the hints of chestnut and losing value was designed with meals of the poor.

Today, like other products of the Tuscan cuisine this sliced has experienced strong rediscovery by the aroma of chestnuts is his strong point.

Ham Penitent chestnuts is indeed one of the most representative products of the territory of Lucchesia, managing to collect in its delicate flavor a fascinating history linked to the past of his native land. A Tuscan product ideal for accompanying with the tasty Pane di Altopascio and the red wine Colline Lucchesi DOC, perfect to bring out the flavor.

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