PGI Mortadella

mortadella IGPA PGI product directly from Bologna.
A sausage made of pure pork meat, finely ground, mixed with lard, lightly flavored with spices, put into sausage skins and then cooked.
The origin of the name “mortadella” is still uncertain, but it seems to date back to the Roman Empire epoch. Some people think that it derives from mortarium (mortar), the utensil used to mash the pork meat. Some other people believe it comes from mortarum, a sausage flavored with myrtle berries, for others it derives from murtatum which means, precisely, meat finely ground in a mortar.
Regardless of its origin, one thing is sure: its flavour, so delicate and fragrant, makes mortadella a real special product.