At Spec’s you can get true Italian prosciutto for a comparative song, which I do occasionally. Principe brand Prosciutto di Parma aged 16 months sells for $16.99 pound. Same-priced is the slightly sweeter, Prosciutto di San Daniele that is aged 14 months. The richer and even more flavorful 600-day-aged – about 20 months – Prosciutto di Parma is $19.59, still a value. Each of these are quite cheap compared to those from Casella’s and La Quercia, which work out to $60 and $72 per pound, respectively, which seems quite steep to me.
Not only much cheaper, but these Italian-produced hams are more delectable. Myself and my family have had very good luck with all three types, which are sliced when purchased. A star among starters, it can tough not too eat much at one time out of hand. Prosciutto can be one of the best reasons to visit Spec’s, at least the Smith Street location.