Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Parma Ham Specialist Programme Awards

I was a guest of The Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma for an evening of celebration when Terroni & Son’s, London’s oldest delicatessen hosted the Parma Ham Specialist programme 2013 and they were awarded the ‘Crown Anniversary Slicer’ in celebration of their dedication of Parma Ham.
Terroni & Son’s, established in 1878, offers a wide range of Italian food and drink. Located in Clerkenwell next to St Peter’s Italian Church they are known throughout London’s Italian population.
Terroni & Son’s have shown a fantastic devotion to and knowledge of Parma Ham which saw them named the UK Specialist 2013.  The Parma Ham Specialist programme is set to expand in 2014 open to anyone who meets the strict requirements.  The winners get a range of branded materials to promote the ‘specialist’ status and also gets to be awarded the iconic slicing machine.
The evening I attended started as it meant to go on with lots of Prosecco being offered as your glass started to empty and platters and platters of dainty appetisers all showcasing the delicious Prosciutto de Parma. The award was presented to Terroni & Son’s by the acclaimed Italian chef, Aldo Zilli.
Prosciutto de Parma is an all natural product without the use of any artificial rubs, seasonings or salts and is aged for a minimum of 12 months before being given the brand of the Ducal Crown which shows off its identity and guarantee of its region of origin.
Prosciutto de Parma is the perfect addition to any appetiser platter, perfect to wrap around fruit, breadsticks or grilled asparagus or added to risottos or pastas.

I did not receive a payment to attend this event and as always all opinions and photos are my own.







  1. I think CT would be partial to a bit of that ham - it sounds very good.

  2. I'd love to go to Terroni and Sons. This is definitely a stop on my next trip to London. GG