Ciauscolo PGI (Protected Geographical Indication)
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a bit of history...
The ciauscolo has very ancient origins. Its history is closely linked to the peasant tradition of the Marche. The name ciauscolo comes from the Latin "ciabusculum" or "cibusculum" and would mean the "small food" or "snack" which in peasant custom was consumed, in small doses, in the intervals between main meals because it constituted a reserve of proteins indispensable to face the long winter and hard work in the fields. According to another version, there are those who argue that the term ciauscolo derives from the more dialectal "ciauscolu", referring to the name of the gut used to stuff it and that it was also a food that was always consumed in small quantities only in some important circumstances and in moments of celebration (just to underline its value).
The ciuscolo is the emblem of the Marche region. On 11 August 2009, the ciauscolo obtained the recognition of protected geographical indication (PGI), thus entering the Olympus of typical Italian cured meats. The PGI indication is reserved for the delicatessen product that meets the conditions and requirements laid down by the production specification which establishes its physical, chemical and organoleptic characteristics, and delimits the geographical area of production and maturation.
is the line with which Antica Gastronomia pays homage to the typical Marche delicatessen. In fact, the Ciauscolo Pgi of Mojà is produced thanks to the manual skills and craftsmanship of Antica Gastronomia and the Andreozzi's family.
The original recipe for ciauscolo
It involves grinding the noble cuts of animals such as bacon, shoulder meat, ham and loin trimmings. To enhance the quality of the meat, the mixture is seasoned with aromas and spices such as salt, ground black pepper, wine and finely pounded garlic. Everything is chopped and ground several times until a soft dough is obtained.
But what makes this product unique are not only the ingredients but also the place of production. In fact, the geographical position of the Marche, located between the mountains and the sea, allows for a mild climate which, together with the craftsmanship of the processing, contribute to the uniqueness of this soft and aromatic salami.
A ciauscolo, infinite recipes
Mojà Ciauscolo Pgi is also perfect for the preparation of delicious first courses such as the famous tagliatelle with ciauscolo! But let's face it ...Mojà Ciauscolo Pgi goes well with everything, even with other types of pasta. It can be enjoyed as a single dish together with legumes, seasonal vegetables or cheeses. From appetizers to first courses up to snacks, you can create many recipes and give space to creativity.
As we have seen, the ciauscolo has a pink color and a creamy and spreadable consistency. And what about its flavor? If you do not know the product, it can described as delicate but at the same time tasty, spicy, pleasant, sublime scent, capable of conquering any palate