Virtual Master Class:
Prosciutto di Parma & Grana Padano
with Francesco Lupo
Sunday, November 22
The event is part of the fifth annual Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo (Week of Italian Cuisine in the World) organized by the Italian Foreign Ministry.
The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce South-Central is proud to present a Master Class on Prosciutto di Parma and Grana Padano with “Prosciutto Whisperer” Francesco Lupo.
Francesco is widely considered to be one of the leading experts on Prosciutto di Parma and Grana Padano in the U.S. today and currently serves as the official U.S. ambassador for the Prosciutto di Parma Consortium.
For his virtual master class on Sunday, November 22 in Houston, select food professionals and food-focused media members will be provided with samples of both Prosciutto di Parma and Grana Padano. Francesco will then lead them through best practices for storing, trimming, slicing, and serving these iconic Italian food products. He’ll also address ways of ascertaining the authenticity of the products and how to discern them from “Italian-sounding” foods that resemble the genuine products but come from other parts of the world. Lastly, he’ll share traditional and creative serving suggestions together with notes on how they are used in classic Italian cookery as well as international cuisine.
The masterclass will be followed by a virtual dinner: A celebration of Pellegrino Artusi and the “Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well,” hosted by Italian General Consul in Houston Federico Ciattaglia and Houston-based food and wine historian Jeremy Parzen.
For more information on either event, please contact IACC South-Central Deputy Director Maurizio Gamberucci by clicking here.