Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia

Every day through January 10, we're giving away a crazy good food item on Serious Eats. Try your luck!

20091202-laquercia.jpgHerb and Kathy Eckhouse, the co-founders of La Quercia, are the Iowans who introduced world-class prosciutto-making to this country. If you've never tasted any of La Quercia's truly amazing pork products, I hereby declare you seriously delicious pork-deprived. The Eckhouses' transcendent prosciutto may actually be better than the highest quality prosciutto de Parma, and I know that claim is truly a mouthful.

This year we're giving away their Coppa Combo, which includes their Coppa Americana and new Coppa Piccante. Herb said the Coppa Americana has always been a favorite—rich dark meat with the deep dark spicing of smoked Spanish pimenton and cocoa. And they just introduced the Coppa Piccante—still the same Berkshire cross, humanely raised, antibiotic-free meat, but this time they're using the "picante" version of smoked Spanish pimenton, adding depth with cumin and slow heat with red chili. Steve Jenkins of The American Cheese Primer said it knocked his socks off (and we trust that man). Both of these make a great addition to a simple soup or salad, a base for a soffritto, or holiday entertaining.

To enter to win, just tell us your favorite way to serve prosciutto.

Even if you don't win, you can still buy any other products from La Quercia's online store for 10 percent off orders of $100 or more by using the coupon code "Serious Eats." Good from now until December 28.Ed Levine

You have until 3 p.m. ET tomorrow (December 10) to enter. One winner will be chosen at random from among the commenters. Contest winners are limited to residents of the continental U.S. You can only enter once per giveaway post, and only win once during the duration of the Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway contest. The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.

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