CLEANING AND PREPARATION Remove the ham from its Cryovac packaging. Wipe away any grease from the leg. Identify any areas that may have oxidized and check for pockets of rancid fat (this does not mean the whole leg is tainted – only the immediate surrounding area) and trim them away.
Be careful to cut away only the skin of the area you plan to slice, making sure not to trim away too much of the fat to avoid impacting the flavor. Prosciutto di Parma is meant to be served wit