Speck, Sliced, Mitica, 10/3oz
This lightly smoked, cured ham is a staple of Alto Adige, Italy’s northernmost region. Though speck is heartier than its southern cousin prosciutto, it is more delicate than the heavily smoked meats found further north. Our producer selects hams from pigs raised in Europe. Once the ham is seasoned with a variety of herbs and spices, it is smoked with beech wood in rooms ventilated by the crisp South Tyrolean air, allowing the smoke to penetrate without overwhelming the flavor of the meat. Our product is made in Italy and sliced and packed in the U.S. and is an excellent value for its high quality and flavor.
Forever Cheese and Mitica® are not one and the same, though they are closely related. Forever Cheese is our company name and Mitica® is our brand. Over the years, we have chosen specific cheeses and dry goods to represent Mitica® but we do carry other brands that aren’t our own to add some variety.
Once our company was established in 1998 and Michele and Pierluigi chose the name Forever Cheese, we soon started moving beyond just cheese and expanding into the whole specialty food department. In order to unify these products with our cheese under one brand, we launched the Mitica® brand in 2003. Mitica is a Latin word meaning “mythic” that’s also used in Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. We think it’s a good description of the foods we source, since we’re always looking for exceptional products that enthrall our customers. Not everything we carry is Mitica® brand, yet we thought it important to have brand recognition.
As an importer, we are naturally more behind the scenes, but Mitica® helps to represent Forever Cheese in the marketplace, and puts a name to the selection and quality for which we are known. We simplified the Mitica® logo and added an element of fun and polish to our Mediterranean feel. As a brand, fun is at the core of everything we do, and we never pass up the opportunity to bring enjoyment to ourselves and our customers.