´Ndussa is a traditional food product from the region of Basilicata in southern Italy. It is a type of cured meat made from pork, specifically the shoulder and belly cuts. The meat is seasoned with a mixture of salt, pepper, and local herbs, then left to dry and age for several months.

´Ndussa can be found in various towns and communes in Basilicata, including Matera, Potenza, and Melfi. In Matera, it can be purchased at local specialty food stores such as Salumeria Materana and Antica Salumeria. In Potenza, it is available at Salumeria del Gusto and Salumeria del Borgo. In Melfi, it can be found at Salumeria del Castello and Salumeria del Centro.

One popular recipe that incorporates ´Ndussa is “Pasta with ´Ndussa and Tomato Sauce.” To make this dish, cook pasta of your choice according to package instructions. In a separate pan, sauté diced ´Ndussa in olive oil until crispy. Add tomato sauce and simmer for a few minutes. Toss the cooked pasta with the sauce and serve with grated Parmesan cheese on top.

´Ndussa has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) certification, which guarantees its traditional production methods and quality. The specifications for ´Ndussa include using only pork shoulder and belly cuts, seasoning with salt, pepper, and local herbs, and aging for a minimum of three months.

Sources:
– “´Ndussa di Basilicata” – www.basilicataturistica.it
– “´Ndussa di Matera” – www.matera-basilicata2019.it