Melon and Prosciutto Salad

The Prosciutto featured in our salad this menu is Prosciutto di Parma, Italy’s most popular ham dating back to 100 BC. To make Parma ham, you coat the outside with sea salt and cure it for a minimum of one year to draw out moisture and concentrate the flavor. The pigs must be raised in 12 specific regions in Italy and produced in the province of Parma in order for a ham to be truly labeled as “Prosciutto di Parma.” Prosciutto di Parma is covered by the Protected Designation of Origin, meaning that it can only acquire the name “Parma” if it meets all regulations at all production levels, protecting its authenticity.

 

The base for our salad is vibrant arugula, a crisp nutty green that pairs well with virtually anything. We add diced honeydew and cantaloupe melon for a bite of sweet and freshness that complements the salty taste of the prosciutto. Come visit us this week and next week to get your own little bite of Italy!