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Bauernspeck – a premium quality ham

Choose from a vast selection packed with the traditional speck flavour

Some of the speck made in South Tyrol is classified as “Bauernspeck.” Only the highest quality pork is used in the production of Bauernspeck. The pigs the meat is sourced from are raised in small groups at farms in South Tyrol. As a result, only a limited amount of Bauernspeck is available at any given time. The product attracts the interest of gourmets worldwide, due to its higher fat content. In addition to the thigh, which can carry the denomination PGI other cuts are also utilised to produce Speck, such as the neck, shoulder, loin, and belly with the aim of making full use of the entire animal, as mandated by the local tradition. All parts have different flavour profiles, while the quality remains consistently high. The hallmarks of Bauernspeck are its fine marbling, its crumbly consistency and traditional taste. This speck literally melts on your tongue.

The production process complies with the strict traditional methods. Thanks to the animals’ diet and varying ages, the parts differ in terms of size and fat content. The time required for Bauernspeck to mature varies from a minimum of three to five months depending on the weight and thickness of the parts that are being cured; in fact, the thigh will take an average of 8 months. Compliance with strict quality control measures is required during the production process. This begins with the non-GMO feed farmers have to provide to the animals and accompanies every production step. Speck will not be classified as “Bauernspeck” unless it meets all of the quality criteria. The quality audits are conducted by the independent INEQ institute in cooperation with the Agriculture Department of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano.
 
Grandi Salumifici Italiani SPA

Grandi Salumifici Italiani SPA

Via Pizach, 11, 39038 San Candido
Tel. +39 0474 918301

 
G. Pfitscher SRL

G. Pfitscher SRL

Via Roma, 20, 39014 Postal
Tel. +39 0473 292358

 
Windegger Franz & Co. SNC

Windegger Franz & Co. SNC

Via J. G. Platzer, 1, 39057 Appiano
Tel. +39 0471 662153

 
Vontavon Srl

Vontavon Srl

Via Julius Durst, 66, 39042 Bressanone
Tel. +39 0472 068150

 
Kofler Speck SNC

Kofler Speck SNC

Malgasott 2, 39010 Senale San Felice
Tel. +39 0463 885032

 
Macelleria Steiner

Macelleria Steiner

Kirchdorf loc. 3, 39030 Rasun Anterselva
Tel. +39 0474 496849