Parma Ham PDO.

Parma Ham PDO.

Parma Ham PDO directly from the Italian territory to your home. Buy online and discover more other products at our store 

Parma Ham PDO: Gretal Food Products

The Gretal Online Store that allows the direct purchase from the manufacturer of food products that represent the excellences of the Greek and Italian land, such as Greek Feta, Yogurt, Extra virgin olive oil, honey, kalamata olives, buffalo mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano, Parmesan Padano, pecorino romano, buffalo mozzarella from Campania DOP, Italian cured meats, PDO RAW HAM, organic drinks and many other products. A new feature has been added to the Gretal Store.


Parma Ham PDO: How and where to buy it?

Gretal is a company of high quality Italian and Greek food products that deals with the EXPORT of Parma Ham Dop. Furthermore, our Gretal Store has the availability of a wide selection of Parma Ham Dop that we can ship every day to your home directly from our warehouses. Our Parma Ham Dop is produced directly in Italy and distributed from our warehouses all over the world.

Cured meat

Gretal deals exclusively with cured meats produced with national pigs personally selected by us. As in the case of meat and poultry, even with pigs we are associated with certified producers with a reference stable that raises in a non-intensive way and that still feeds the pigs in a natural way, making them grow in suitable places and in the open air. This gives the meat a relaxation of the fibers and a tenderness that it otherwise would not have.


Our partners also personally take care of the seasoning of each of our cured meats: it is never a condiment to be abandoned, but it is a control condiment, each salami is turned over, observed and felt to verify the state of drying. We never produce standard quantities but we follow the public’s request. Nothing is stored, everything is produced as needed.

Parma Ham PDO: Sale Online. What to Know.

Prosciutto di Parma PDO is characterized by a sweet and delicate taste, slightly salty on the palate, and by a fragrant aroma, it has a bright and uniform color between pink and red, interspersed and surrounded by the pure white of the fatty parts. These are the properties that can only be found in the raw ham of our producers with properties in the heart of the typical production area. Our partners are located in the areas where the ideal climatic conditions occur for the drying and natural curing of Parma Ham, capable of giving it an adequate and unique degree of sweetness and taste.

 The production area.

In these parts the air of the Parma hills acquires the essential characteristics to obtain the real Parma Ham. It is called Marino, the wind that comes from the sea through the Cisa Pass, which is welcomed, by opening the windows, in our cellars where the hams are cured. Before moving on to the curing phase,


Parma ham receives the “sugnatura”, ie it is covered with a mixture of fat, salt and pepper (lard, a natural product of slaughter) which keeps the product soft over time. During the curing process the product undergoes important biochemical and enzymatic processes, it gradually loses the taste and characteristics of fresh meat, gradually becoming digestible. The curing phase of the ham takes place over a minimum period of 12 months up to 2 or 3 years. During this period, constant monitoring of proteolysis, humidity, temperature, etc. is active. The ability of our Condiments Masters allows to ventilate the cellars according to the climatic conditions, this allows the correct drying of the meat.

Final Phase of Maturation.

In the final phase of maturation, the control survey is carried out, an olfactory examination carried out by those who have long experience with the horse bone needle (the traditional gòcia). The needle is sniffed to recognize and evaluate the olfactory characteristics that testify to the good progress of the process and the quality of the Prosciutto Crudo. This is followed by the marking of the product and the attribution of the relative certifications.

Contact us.

The meetings can be organized in one of our offices or directly at the most important food fairs in Europe. You can meet a Gretal manager and arrange a business meeting at the following trade shows:
Gretal Store has customer service available 24 hours a day. You can write us information at or reach us by phone that you find directly on our site.

Parma Ham PDO: Sale Online.

Warning: the information contained in this SITE is not intended and should not replace the instructions of any doctor or health care practitioner. Before changing your diet, consult a qualified specialist.