Some tips from the "culatello master" to best appreciate the flavour and aroma of this prestigious salume.
"My suggestion for the best way to taste culatello is really quite simple: eat it on its own, to bring out and appreciate all of its flavour and perfume. First of all, it should be sliced very thin. Pick up the entire slice, and put it into your mouth whole. Close your eyes and wait until the heat of your palate activates all the flavours and aromas: a good culatello will leave its taste in your mouth for at least a half hour.
If instead, you want to pair it with another food, I suggest some good white bread, not too sour as to compromise the taste of the salume, but it should be bread with a bit of salt and not too bland."
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