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Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Cured Meat Experience
Every day through January 10, we're giving away a crazy good food item on Serious Eats. Try your luck!
Herb 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 as part of the Serious Eats Holiday Giveaways we're giving away their Cured Meat Varietal Experience, which includes a piece of soft, silky, delicate Berkshire Lonza made from purebred Berkshire raised by Eden Farms in Iowa, and Tamworth bacon, which is an exceptionally sweet bacon but made without any sugar or nitrites; just old-fashioned "country cured" bacon made from Tamworth hogs that are raised without any antibiotics on Heritage Acres in Osage County, Missouri. The winner will get to experience firsthand how cured meats made from different breeds of pork have different qualities—their flavors, textures, and aromas.
To enter the giveaway, just tell us your favorite way to serve prosciutto.
You have until 1 p.m. ET tomorrow (November 29) to enter. One winner will be chosen at random from among the commenters. Contest winners are limited to residents of the continental U.S., and you can only win once during the duration of the Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway contest. The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.