Prosciutto is one of my favorite ingredients. It adds buttery, melt-in-your-mouth texture and a salty yet slightly sweet flavor without overpowering.
Literally, prosciutto is cured ham. The word “prosciutto” is Latin and means “to suck out the moisture.” The Italians have been making it since second century B.C. When making prosciutto, patience is a virtue - seriously. Curing prosciutto can take anywhere from several months to several years!
We offer several items that feature prosciutto. In our burrata mozzarella appetizer, it’s paired with savory and sweet fig mostarda. We also use it on our pear pizza. The salty and smooth prosciutto plays off the mellow sweetness of the pear, creamy fontina cheese, and the crisp, chewy pizza crust.
New to prosciutto? Try wrapping it around sliced cantaloupe or honeydew melon for a refreshing and savory appetizer. Of course, you can always visit us any day of the week to try it, too!
Join Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria at its Rock Hill location on September 27th for its monthly Giveback Tuesday event. This month we will be donating all proceeds from the day to Healing Action, a nonprofit that partners with survivors and the community to end commercial sexual exploitation.