Soppressata del Sannio*

Soppressata del Sannio is a traditional Italian cured meat that originates from the region of Campania, specifically the towns and communes of Sannio. It is a recognized product under the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) label, which ensures its authenticity and adherence to specific production methods.

The towns and communes in Campania where Soppressata del Sannio can be found include Benevento, Campobasso, Caserta, and Naples. These areas have a long-standing tradition of producing high-quality cured meats, and Soppressata del Sannio is one of their most renowned specialties.

To make Soppressata del Sannio, pork meat is carefully selected and seasoned with a mixture of salt, pepper, and other spices. The meat is then stuffed into natural casings and left to cure for several months. The result is a flavorful and slightly spicy cured meat with a distinctive aroma.

One popular recipe that features Soppressata del Sannio is the “Soppressata Pizza.” This delicious pizza is topped with slices of Soppressata del Sannio, along with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and other toppings of choice. Another recipe is the “Soppressata Sandwich,” where thin slices of Soppressata del Sannio are layered on crusty bread with cheese, vegetables, and condiments.

The recognition of Soppressata del Sannio as a PDO product ensures that it is made according to specific specifications and traditional methods. This recognition guarantees the quality and authenticity of the product, providing consumers with a guarantee of its origin and production process.

Sources:
– “Soppressata del Sannio” – www.prodottitipici.campania.it
– “Soppressata del Sannio” – www.agricoltura.regione.campania.it