Soppressata, Salame pressato, Schiacciata, Salame Aquila

Soppressata, Salame pressato, Schiacciata, and Salame Aquila are traditional cured meat products that can be found in the region of Abruzzo, Italy. Abruzzo is located in central Italy and is known for its rich culinary traditions. These cured meats have a long history in the region and are still produced using traditional methods.

One of the towns in Abruzzo where these cured meats can be found is Aquila. Salame Aquila, also known as Salame di Sant’Omero, is a typical product of this town. It is made from high-quality pork meat, seasoned with salt, pepper, and other spices, and then aged for a specific period. The town of Aquila takes pride in its traditional production methods and the unique flavor of their salame.

Another town in Abruzzo known for its cured meats is Teramo. Soppressata is a popular cured meat product in this area. It is made from pork shoulder and belly, seasoned with salt, pepper, and other spices, and then stuffed into natural casings. The meat is then aged for a specific period, resulting in a flavorful and slightly spicy cured meat.

Salame pressato is another traditional cured meat product that can be found in various towns and communes of Abruzzo. It is made from lean pork meat, seasoned with salt, pepper, and other spices, and then pressed to remove excess moisture. This pressing process gives the salame its characteristic shape and texture.

Schiacciata is a unique cured meat product that originated in the town of Castel del Monte in Abruzzo. It is made from pork meat, seasoned with salt, pepper, and other spices, and then pressed and aged. Schiacciata is known for its flat shape and intense flavor.

These traditional cured meats from Abruzzo have been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Products) recognition, which guarantees their authenticity and adherence to traditional production methods. The specific specifications for each cured meat product can vary, but they all share a commitment to using high-quality ingredients and traditional techniques.

Sources:
– “Salame Aquila” – www.abruzzoturismo.it
– “Soppressata Teramana” – www.abruzzoturismo.it
– “Salame Pressato” – www.abruzzoturismo.it
– “Schiacciata di Castel del Monte” – www.abruzzoturismo.it