Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry


I just had to throw away an entire pound of sliced prosciutto because it was covered in mold.  I wouldn't have believed that mold could grow that fast on something that salty.  Or even that mold could grow on it at all!




( 6 pieces of cheese — Leave some cheese )
(Deleted comment)
Feb. 3rd, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
Prosciutto is a very dry ham. It is prepared by coating it in salt to draw out the moisture, then left to air dry for a couple years. It makes the meat very dry, very salty and very flavorful. Because it takes so long to make, it's also very expensive.

I don't buy it very often, but this was a treat for me. Or was going to be.

Thin sliced prosciutto, with ricotta cheese and freshly fried tortilla chips is absolutely fantastic.
Feb. 3rd, 2008 06:31 am (UTC)
Maybe you should've kept it in a drier place. o.o
(Deleted comment)
Feb. 4th, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
I think it was $10 or 12.
Feb. 3rd, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
I expect that once it was sliced, that exposed the parts of the meat that the mold could more easily grow on.
Feb. 3rd, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
Oh man I would LOSE MY MIND.

I never get that much at once, I only pick it up when there is something in particular I am making, I am terrified that something like that would happen to it. :(
Feb. 4th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
Normally I wouldn't buy that much either, but I got it at Costco and that was the smallest package they had.
( 6 pieces of cheese — Leave some cheese )