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Fake Citterio Prosciutto?

bumpylight | Dec 27, 201410:16 PM

It seems unlikely, but the price at BJ's Club seems markedly low for this stuff after having poked around on the Web upon returning from my grub-hunting trip. I tried prosciutto for the first time ever after suddenly deciding yesterday to pop for a half pound of the stuff to take home along with seven bricks of my beloved Kerrygold Dubliner and a few wedges of other cheeses such as bog-standard Norwegian Jarlsberg. The Citterio prosciutto cost $7.99 a pound, but several sources elsewhere seem to indicate that it should cost $20 per pound and up. What is happening? Could the stuff be a cheap knockoff, or is BJ's simply running a temporary special for the jolly month of Santa and twinkly lights?

Anyways, I had no idea what to expect, but munching on a few slices of the stuff seemed to reveal a delightfully subtle tang of layered ham flavors behind the slight saltiness. If the sample from BJ's Club is indeed a cheap knockoff, then the real thing promises to blow off my socks if I ever find it. ^^;

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