The production area of Prosciutto Veneto is a geographical limited area, 15 municipalities in the Provinces of Padova, Vicenza e Verona, in the plain which lies the Berican and Euganean hills.
The production sites (prosciuttifici) must be located in that area, as must the slicing and packaging processes and all stages of processing the raw material.
The protection of the two groups of hills greatly influences the prevailing winds, the rainfall and the ambient temperature. The climatic stability therefore particularly lends itself to the maturing process of the hams.
4th november 1981 Law N. 628 Art. 1
“The name Prosciutto Veneto (Berico Euganeo) is reserved for ham whose production phases, from salting to complete curing, take place in the production area geographically identified in the territory comprising the municipalities of Montagnana, Saletto, Ospedaletto Euganeo, Este, Noventa Vicentina, Sossano, Sarego, Lonigo, Alonte, Orgiano, Pressana, Roveredo di Guà, Pojana Maggiore, Barbarano and Villaga, its organoleptic and product characteristics depending on the conditions of the production environment and particular production methods”.
Header: “Veduta dei Colli Euganei” Francesco e Matteo Danesin.
Montagnana: Francesco Castagna.
Este: Renato Tuzza.