Strolghino

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Strolghino

Strolghino [strolˈɡiːno] is a salami in Italian cuisine that is prepared from pork.[1] It is thin, with an average weight of 300 grams,[2] and may be prepared from the "lean leg meat" of the domestic pig.[1][3] Leftover cuts of meat from the preparation of culatello prosciutto are typically used.[4] It may be prepared from parts of the pig that are not used in ham.[5] Strolghino may only be available for only a few months in some areas.[4] It may have a relatively short curing time of 15–20 days, which results in a very tender product resembling "fresh, raw sausage meat".[3]

In the Italian cities of Cremona and Parma, it may be referred to as "strolghino salami filzetta", and its preparation in these areas may include curing for three months.[6] Up to around 2010, its availability in Italy was rather rare, but after this time its availability had slightly increased.[2] As of 2012, strolghino was not protected or regulated in Italy[2] (e.g. with a protected designation of origin or protected geographical indication).

Strolghino may be paired with champagne[2] or wine.

Authenticity[edit]

Authentic strolghino has been described as only being prepared in the lowlands of Parma, by producers of culatello prosciutto.[2] These preparations do not contain food preservatives, and have a shelf life of less than two months.[2] It has also been described as having an average shelf life of 40 days.[2] In this region, the production of culatello and strolghino runs concurrently, since strolghino is prepared from leftover cuts of culatello.[2]

Counterfeits[edit]

Some products labeled as strolghino may be counterfeits, actually being a different type of salami[2] or modified salami. Those labeled as strolghino that have a hard texture or spicy/salty flavor are not authentic.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bologna and Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Lupetti, Alberto (March 9, 2012). "Match phenomenal Strolghino and Alain Réaut champagne". Association Trois Cépages. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b Travel & Leisure, Volume 38. p. 105.
  4. ^ a b Slow food revolution. p. 78.
  5. ^ The Oxford Companion to Italian Food. p. 203.
  6. ^ "Strolghino, I guess salami". La Stampa (in Italian). May 30, 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2014.

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