South Tyrolean bacon is a speciality which you must have tried at least once. Bacon from South Tyrol is available in many different variations. A balanced combination of the traditional family recipe and modern technology is paramount to the processing of the “Original Merano Country House Bacon”. Smoke techniques which are environmentally-friendly and gentle on the product and a low content of salt and benzopyrene combine high health standards with an excellent flavour.
South Tyrolean bacon
South Tyrolean bacon is a raw ham which is slightly smoked and matured for at least 22 weeks. The salt content must not exceed five percent. The meat used to produce the typical South Tyrolean bacon is subject to strict controls. Fat content, temperature and pH-value of the bacon are closely monitored.
South Tyrolean farmer’s bacon
The difference between the usual South Tyrolean bacon and this type of bacon is the origin of the starting product. The meat used for the production of South Tyrolean farmer’s bacon comes from pigs which are kept on small South Tyrolean farms.
Bacon Festival in South Tyrol
The idyllic Val di Funes, the birth valley of Reinhold Messner, celebrates the most typical local product. The South Tyrolean Bacon Festival takes place at the beginning of October and a Bacon Queen is chosen every year. Bacon from South Tyrol is also an ideal souvenir for your loved ones back home. Many farmers’ shops where you can sample and buy South Tyrolean bacon are in close proximity to the five Dolce Vita Hotels.