Niman Ranch Brings First Ever Certified Humane® Prosciutto Leg Back to Rhode Island

Leg #20 is Coming Home!

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WHEN:       Tuesday, June 26, 2018

6:00 p.m. short program, followed by Niman Ranch prosciutto* tasting


Avvio Ristorante

90 Hillside Road
Cranston, RI 02920
WHO: Paul Willis, Founder of Niman Ranch Pork Company
Jeff Tripician, General Manager, Niman Ranch
Davide and Stefano Dukcevich, Co-owners, Daniele, Inc.
WHY: Prosciutto and Prosecco – Why not?
WHAT: Niman Ranch Prosciutto Leg #20 will come home to Rhode Island to be sliced in the state it was made for all to enjoy. Niman Ranch is the only domestic charcuterie to be Certified Humane®. A celebration with the founding farmer from Iowa, joined by the salumi maker in Rhode Island.
In 1995, a California rancher, Bill Niman, met an Iowa hog farmer and soon they started the Niman Ranch Hog Company, LLC. In the beginning, the founding hog farmer, Paul Willis, sold 30 hogs from his farm in Thornton, IA to Niman Ranch for high end restaurants and famous chefs in California. The Iowa pork was very popular and soon Paul started recruiting his neighbors and then more farmers. Today, Niman Ranch is a progressive leader in the industry and a nationally recognized brand, with a network of more than 720 independent family farmers who raise livestock traditionally, humanely and sustainably to deliver the finest-tasting meat in the best restaurants and specialty stores across the country. Niman Ranch’s network of farmers and ranchers are 100% Certified Humane® and never use antibiotics or added hormones – ever. Today the network has over 600 hog farmers and sells fresh, prepared and frozen pork, including hams, jambon and prosciutto*.

*As seen in Food & Wine, The New York Times, Rachael Ray Every Day and many other publications across the country. The prosciutto is also a part of a social media campaign: #NimanOnTheRun and #FollowTheNimanLeg @Niman_Ranch

With more than 40 years as an industry leader, Niman Ranch is a community of more than 720 independent family farmers and ranchers who raise livestock traditionally, humanely and sustainably to deliver the finest-tasting meat. All Niman Ranch pork, beef, lamb and prepared products are certified under the Certified Humane® program and available nationwide at both food service and retail locations.


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Niman Ranch to bring first ever domestic CERTIFIED HUMANE® prosciutto leg back home to Rhode Island for a tasting and celebration.

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