Quiz: How much do you really know about Parma Ham?

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Parma Ham making is an Italian tradition that goes back thousands of years – but how much do you actually know about it? Feed your cured meat curiosity with this ham-azing quiz and find out if you're worthy of the Ducal Crown...

True or false? There are only 300 official Parma Ham producers in the world.

  • True
  • False

True or false? The first written evidence of Parma Ham dates back over 2,000 years.

  • True
  • False

True or false? The word 'prosciutto' comes from the Latin term 'perexsuctum', which means 'pig skin'.

  • True
  • False

True or false? There is an annual Parma Ham Festival in Italy.

  • True
  • False

True or false? There are only two ingredients in Parma Ham.

  • True
  • False

True or false? By law, the Parma Ham ageing process must last for at least a year.

  • True
  • False

True or false? Parma Ham must be hung outside in a warm, sunny place to cure.

  • True
  • False

True or false? Parma Ham experts can tell when it’s ready by inspecting it with a magnifying glass.

  • True
  • False

True or false? Parma Ham is rich in vitamins.

  • True
  • False

True or false? Parma Ham stamped with the Ducal Crown is guaranteed to be 100% authentic.

  • True
  • False

True or false? Parma Ham is best served chilled.

  • True
  • False

True or false? It is forbidden to use preservatives like nitrates and nitrites in Parma Ham.

  • True
  • False

True or false? Parma Ham is exactly the same as serrano ham.

  • True
  • False

True or false? In Parma, Parma Ham is traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve.

  • True
  • False

True or false? There are five prongs on the Ducal Crown.

  • True
  • False

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