WE STARTED IN 1968 AND WE ONLY MAKE PARMA HAM
Simonini was established in the mid-1960s by Vittorio Simonini, who together with his wife Angela and subsequently their children Roberta and Alberto, still carries forward the business on the pleasant hills of Langhirano overlooking the Valparma area, in the small and fairytale-like town of Castrignano.
The Valparma area is at the feet of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, Castrignano overlooks it from its 600 metres of altitude and has no industrial sites. The wind from the sea, which comes up here and fills the area, creates an ideal microclimate to cure and age our ham.
Once used for peasant activities, the valley has retained all its characteristics up to the present day. For those who come to Castrignano, time seems to have stopped to when man had to use his knowledge and intelligence to produce his income. And part of what he produced was for self-consumption, so it had to be unquestionably HEALTHY and GENUINE.
Just like then, this is what happens today here at SIMONINI, because our prosciutto is a real treat for the palate, with all the characteristics of an uncontaminated land on a human scale. A ham that conveys old traditions and gestures, just like the land where it is still made today.