Cured meats are a culinary tradition in Italy and Spain, some varieties with a long history dating back many centuries. The process of curing involves the application of salt and other ingredients to the meat to first of all preserve it and second of all to flavor it. If you are looking for some excellent gourmet food items to prepare authentic Spanish Tapas, delicious Italian style sandwiches, soups and sauces with rich and distinctive flavors – you are in the right place! We have carefully chosen some of Spain and Italy’s most famous cured meats for you including Chorizo, Jamon Serrano, Panchetta, Salame, Prosciutto, Sopressata and Speck, just to name a few. You have not tried a certain kind before and do not even know how to pronounce the name? Not to worry, go ahead, click the item and read through our description and serving suggestions. You will discover some great new foods!