Ya know those spicy pickled cherry peppers numbers, the ones stuffed with sharp provolone and prosciutto that are an integral part of every good antipasto platter and olive bar... Yup I made them and man they were delicious!
Meat first salted, then hung for four to six months. Prosciutto needs good airflow while it hangs, as well as moderate temperature and humidity. A garage, or a living room, or an office, or above your bed -- all good places.
After seeing Parmigiano-Reggiano, we headed to the nearby Prosciuttificio San Giacomo to see how prosciutto is made. Like Parmigiano-Reggiano, prosciutto is a case of a truly artisanal product that is made on a very large scale.