The word Gazzolo comes from the ancient German language spoken by the Lombards, which settled in this Valley in the late 500 a.D. Gazzolo means oak forest, which was then the natural habitat for breeding free-range pigs.
The most important monasteries founded by the Lombards in the area used to measure the forests not based on their surface, but on the thousands of pigs that could live and eat there.
Our plant was built on the very land where there was a large oak forest in the past: a Gazzolo Hence the choice of a name that ties a modern company to the millenary tradition of this land in pig breeding and pork processing.
Every day in our plants we work using hands and experience. Traditional tools are supported by machines only to make the production cycle more efficient and less tiring.
This is performed respecting a careful processing method that begins with fresh haunches and ends with matured Parma Ham.
We are proud of showing you these daily operations and, only this time, we have removed the gloves to enable you to fully appreciate the care we need to perform our work.