Cooked Ham

Producing traditional cooked ham since 1956

Ferrarini cooked ham is unique and unmistakable. The secret behind our recipe for unparalleled cooked ham is the brine, which contains 21 carefully chosen aromatic herbs, and the extremely slow steam cooking which reaches the heart of our meats. Ferrarini cooked ham does not contain lactose, milk protein, gluten or added polyphosphates.

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Facts about Ferrarini Cooked ham

L'Espresso 2017 has awarded Ferrarini

L'Espresso 2017's Guide has awarded the much desired 5 "spilli" (pins) scoring range to the Cotto Master Line Ham placing it between the 23 excellences of Italy. This means that during the sensory tasting sessions held the Cotto Ferrarini Ham has "thrilled" passionate and experienced experts such as chefs, butchers, sommeliers, and culinary critics.

Nutritional information

High Quality Cooked Ham
Average nutritional values per 100 g
Energy Kcal 157
Energy Kj 655
Protein g 19.6
Total fat g 8.5
Of which saturates g 3.3
Carbohydrates g 0.4
Of which sugars g 0.4
Salt g 1.8

Is it suitable for Coeliacs?

Ferrarini cooked ham is free from gluten and therefore is listed in the AIC (Italian Coeliac Association) handbook.

For those with particularly serious allergies, it is important to be aware that the slicer used by the retailer or butcher may have previously been used on other meats containing allergens. It is therefore advisable to check with specialist staff.

By choosing packaged products in plastic trays you can ensure that there is no chance of contamination at the retail outlet or counter.

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Once opened, how long can I keep it in the refrigerator?

Slabs of cooked ham should be wrapped in disposable paper or clean tea towels, at a temperature of between 0 and 4°C; it is best to consume the product within a few days of opening.

How should it be stored in the refrigerator?

Packaged sliced cooked ham should not be wrapped in non-breathable films, which would prevent transpiration and accelerate microbial alterations – including the development of mould. Therefore, products should be kept in the fridge and consumed within 36-48 hours of opening.

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I didn’t know it was lactose free!

Ferrarini cooked ham is free from lactose, milk protein, gluten and added polyphosphates.

Our cooked ham is not cooked in milk.

The product is cooked in steam ovens. The only possible way the ham could come into contact with milk is if milk by-products such as milk protein or lactose are injected with the brine. But Ferrarini doesn't do this.

What is monosodium glutamate?

Glutamate is the salt which comes from glutamic acid, an amino acid which occurs naturally in almost all food, in particular those with high levels of protein such as meat, fish, cheese and many vegetables. In the production of cured meats, monosodium glutamate is used as an additive to stimulate the tongue’s receptors, increasing the meaty taste, a taste which is named ‘umami’, one of the five basic tastes. On the label it is listed as ‘flavour enhancer: monosodium glutamate’ (EC Reg.: E621). Monosodium glutamate is of plant origin and is obtained through bacterial fermentation, using sugar beet or sugar cane.

Where do the raw ingredients come from?

In the production of our cured meats, we use both animals born, reared and slaughtered in Italy and animals born, reared and slaughtered in other EU countries. The reason we use meat from other countries is partially the fact that Italy is not self-sufficient in terms of its pork production (we import around 40% of our pork), and more importantly the fact that almost all pork hind legs from pigs born, reared and slaughtered in Italy are used for the production of DOP aged hams (Parma, San Daniele etc). In the production of non-DOP cured meats, the source of the meat does not affect the quality or healthiness of the product.

Genetics, husbandry techniques, health management, feed used and slaughter weight largely follow the same guidelines throughout Europe. This contributes to the standardisation of the quality and hygiene safety of meat destined for the cured-meat industry.

More specifically, meat hygiene safety is guaranteed by controls implemented by the slaughterhouse hygiene authorities (National Residue Plan). These controls are harmonised and uniformly implemented in all EU countries.

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