Tortelloni originate from Modena, a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The exact origin of the shape is widely disputed, but one theory is tortelloni were meant to replicate the shape of a turtle shell, which is famously displayed throughout Modena’s 17th century architecture.
This week's tortelloni are filled with beautiful, salty speck ham (a smoked prosciutto) and smoked scamorza cheese. Speck, known and formally recognised in Italy as Speck Alto Adige PGI, is a dry-cured and ever-so-slightly smoked ham from South Tyrol in the North of Italy. Produced by lightly smoking salted pork hind quarters followed by an approximately 22-week-long curing period and the application of a special crust of salt that must never exceed 5% of the final product, it's one of Italy's most magnificent creations. Each parcel is also filled with scamorza cheese reminiscent in texture of mozzarella but far more flavoursome, adding even more sumptuous depth to these special tortelloni. Served with burro e salvia (sage butter) and formaggio.
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