“It was the year 1511 when, near Modena…”

We owe the creation of one of Italy’s most iconic and traditional gourmet specialities to the inventiveness of a cook at the court of Pico della Mirandola.

Indeed, history would have it that he devised a new way of preserving pork to prevent it being pilfered by the enemy troops of Pope Julius II, who were ready to storm the city walls of Mirandola following a long siege.

Traditionally associated with the peasant custom of serving it on festive occasions, today Zampone Modena PGI is a prized speciality of Italian cuisine and has extended its horizons to new cooking techniques and methods of preparation.



Zampone Modena PGI is made from prime quality meat mixed with pork rind, seasoned with salt, whole and/or crushed peppercorns, wine, natural aromas, spices and herbs, according to the ancient recipe.

The resulting mixture is then stuffed into a natural casing made from the skin of the pig’s front trotter.

The precooked product is packed in an airtight bag and undergoes a high temperature heat treatment to preserve its flavour and aroma.

The uncooked product is dried in hot-air ovens, after which it must be boiled for at least 2/3 hours to acquire the typical flavour, pinkish colour and firm consistency of Zampone Modena PGI.

Containing nothing but natural aromas, Zampone Modena PGI is free of dairy products and glutamate additives.


Tasty and satisfying, Zampone Modena PGI lays claim to a nutrition chart that is surprisingly well-balanced.

Wherever it makes an appearance, at festive dinner parties, light impromptu snacks or as a protagonist of tasty regional menus… Zampone Modena PGI is the perfect ingredient!

Lo Zampone Modena IGP, visto da vicino


The following chart compares the results of the latest study carried out by the Crea in 2011 with the data of 1993 and reveals that the nutrition facts relating to Zampone Modena PGI have improved considerably in recent years. The Crea is the most important Italian research body for the agrifood supply chain.
1993 2011
Energy 319 Kcal 262 Kcal
Proteins 21,4 23,7
Carbohydrates n.d. 2,6
Fats 25,9 17,4
- of which saturated 8,48 5,45
Cholesterol 95 106