Besides the delicious pasta with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, Italy also impressed me with soft and flavourful meat dishes, like these pork loins Parma style. Normaly I’m not a big meat eater. I am not sure if it was the sun, the rustic landscapes or old towns but everything in Italy simply tastes so much better.

This recipe combines the best from Parma: Parmesan cheese and Parma ham. Even for non-meat lovers 😉

What you need:

  • 8 pork loin slices, about 1 cm thick
  • 8 parma ham slices
  • 100 gr. shaved Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 table spoons olive oil
  • 4 sage leaves
  • 50 gr. butter
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • salt

Chop chop!

Put the pork loin slices on a plate or cutting board and poind them slightly. Then place a slice of Parma ham and some Parmesan cheese on top of each slice. Fold the edges of each pork loin slice slightly in, then roll the slice up and pin the roll together with a toothpick.

Heat the butter and oil in a pan, together with the sage leaves. Then sauté the meat (fry the meat for a few minutes on a high fire) then add the wine, turn the heat down and let the meat simmer for 30 minutes on a low fire.

Enjoy with some nice steamed veggies and potatoes.