The Consortium of San Daniele ham dates back to 1961 when a group of citizens that included some ham producers and also some factory owners belonging to other industrial fields decided to gather in order to protect the name and the brand of San Daniele ham by setting some precise working regulations. Nowadays the Consortium gathers 3 producers of the precious ham from Friuli whose quality has been aknowledged by the Italian government since 1970 by setting a specific set of rules that enabled the legal implementation of the traditional production. The ham has been entered among the Denomination of Protected Origin products by the European Union in 1996. The ethical code of the Consortium is based on the principles of accuracy, fairness, integrity, loyalty, cooperation and precision and it includes the values that are shared by the members of the Consortium. This Protected Denomination of Origin product is checked by a third authority and it’s also monitored by the Ministry of Agriculture that checks the correct application of the Production Disciplines through all the steps of the whole production chain that is made of farmers, batchers, ham factories and slicing labs. If you want to learn more about the Consortium of San Daniele Ham you can visit the website www.prosciuttosandaniele.it.