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02/08/2018
Parma Ham Festival 2018

Andrea Berton launches the 21st edition and Davide Oldani is at the Cittadella

The 21st edition of the Festival will once more be launched under the stars, on Friday 31 August at Langhirano together with Chef Andrea Berton, an opportunity to talk about Prosciutto di Parma, its geographical area and the products of excellence that are ambassadors in Italy and the world for quality, tradition and Italian know how.

The TV personality Francesca Romana Barberini will be back this year to host the Parma Ham Festival.

The Parma Ham Festival returns in September from the 1st to the 9th, in Parma and Langhirano, and will continue over the following weekend, September 15 and 16, with Finestre Aperte (Open Windows), an event that allows visitors to see firsthand how Parma Ham is made in the production sites.

 

The star of the event is Parma Ham, with many activities revolving around it. The Cittadella del Prosciutto di Parma will be set up in Langhirano, an area where producers will talk about the history of their ham factories and offer tastings of Parma Ham. 

The official opening will take place on Saturday, September 1 at 10:30am with a round table on Geographical Indications; Chef Davide Oldani will be at the Cittadella and will visit Langhirano later.

There will be guided tastings of pairings with other products and an interesting meeting between Parma Ham and quality dry-cured hams from other parts of Italy and abroad. It wouldn’t be the Festival without music, and Ermal Meta will give a concert in Piazzale Celso Melli on Saturday 1 September.

 

The Parma Ham Bistro returns to Parma under the Portici del Grano arcades on Saturday 1st at 12 noon.

Here visitors will be able to taste Parma Ham while enjoying the sights of the town's historical centre. Each day will feature a special guest product, from Malvasia dei Colli to Pomodoro Riccio di Parma - a local tomato variety- and Mozzarella di Bufala Campana.

Not just chefs and cooking shows this year, but also professional Barmen who will show the art of mixing to the Bistro audience, offering their interpretation of the aperitif. Sports lovers can enjoy bike rides through the most beautiful areas of the Parma Ham production area, followed by tango dancing and tales of travels to fascinating places.

 

The full programme of the Parma Ham Festival will soon be available on the website www.festivaldelprosciuttodiparma.com