San Daniele del Friuli is a cute little Italian town, which is internationally known to foodies and culinary experts. The town is known due to its smoked trout, but the prosciutto is the real main reason that San Daniele Del Friuli can be found on the world’s culinary maps.
San Daniele del Friuli has been producing prosciutto for centuries. Due to its position, the town has a unique micro climate, which makes San Daniele prosciutto so rich and unique in taste.
There is a yearly San Daniele prosciutto festival at the end of month June, what definitely shows that the whole town lives and breathes with this delicious delicates. A stroll through the old city center is a unique experience, as each stand offers thin sliced prosciutto, to which is impossible to say no. Yummy!
The town of San Daniele Del Friuli has 31 prosciutto factories, which all together produce more than 2,6 millions prosciuttos per year. During our Friulia Venezia Giulia travel, we have also visited one of its prosciuttos factories. This factory produces around 30.000 prosciuttos per year. Most of them are sold to domestic, Italian, market and about 25-30% is exported all around the world. Their biggest three foreign markets are France, Germany and USA.
All the San Daniele prosciutto factories use only Italian meet. Each thigh needs to achieve high standards and is carefully checked, before going into further production. The pig thight also has to have 16-18 kilos, what means the prosciutto needs to be aged and dried at least 12-14 months to be marked as a high quality prosciutto.
San Daniele prosciutto factory guided tour and tasting
If you like prosciutto (who doesn’t, right?) we recommend you to take part in an organized San Daniele prosciutto factory tour. Some tours are free of charge, some are not – especially if they have tasting included. You can find more information regarding visiting the San Daniele prosciutto factory here.
San Daniele Del Friuli is a great town to stop by and tatse its famous prosciutto, even more if you travel to Italy to know more about its cuisine. We definitely recommend it!
We have visited Italian region Friuli Venezia Giulia as a press trip organized by the FVG tourism board, but all opinions and recommendations are our own.
You can find more travel oriented information about Friuli Venezia Giulia at www.turismofvg.it