Speck dell’Alto Adige IGP

Speck Alto Adige IGP is a dry-cured, lightly smoked ham, produced in northern region of Trentino-Alto Adige, specifically in South Tyrol and the province of Bolzano, along the Austrian border.


Speck Alto Adige IGP is characterised by its “heart” or “shield” shape, its exterior is brown, with a red and whitish-pink interior. Speck has a strong smoky and zesty scent and is flavoured with black pepperpimentogarlic and juniper berry, which give it its distinctive taste.

It is often enjoyed on its own or with a slice of bread, or added to a variety of pasta dishes. It is typically paired with a local light red wine, such as Teroldego DOC.

true italian taste

When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.

Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.

Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.

So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.