Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
On day 2, we went to a caseificio in Parma to watch the production of Parmigiano-Reggiano, the king of Italian cheeses. This is a truly artisanal production done on a large scale.
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.