Nzogna – Sugna nella vescica, Nzogna nella vescica

Nzogna, also known as Sugna nella vescica or Nzogna nella vescica, is a traditional cured meat product from the Campania region in Italy. It is made from pork fatback, which is seasoned with various herbs and spices, then stuffed into a pig’s bladder and aged for several months.

This delicacy can be found in various towns and communes of Campania, including Agerola, Monti Lattari, and Tramonti. These areas are known for their rich culinary traditions and are home to many local producers who specialize in making Nzogna.

To make Nzogna, the pork fatback is first cut into small pieces and seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, and other herbs and spices. The mixture is then stuffed into a pig’s bladder, which is tied and hung to dry for several months. During the aging process, the flavors of the herbs and spices infuse into the fat, resulting in a rich and flavorful cured meat.

Nzogna has been recognized as a traditional agri-food product (PAT) by the Italian government. This recognition ensures that the product is made following specific specifications and traditional methods. It also helps to preserve and promote the culinary heritage of the Campania region.

– “Nzogna nella vescica” – Prodotti Tipici Campani (
– “Nzogna nella vescica” – Sapori di Positano (