Description: The Chouriça de Carne de Melgaço PGI is a smoked and cold-cured horseshoe-shaped sausage, obtained from pigmeat from the shoulder, belly, trimmings and pork fat. It is a horseshoe-shaped sausage, light brown in colour, with a length of 30-35 cm and a diame-ter of between 2 and 3 cm, fairly smooth light-brown outside, moderately moist on the sur-face. Internally it reveals a well-bound filling, with irregular marbling of meat and fat and a medium hard consistency.

Presunto de Vinhais ou Presunto Bísaro de Vinhais PGI

Description: The Presunto de Vinhais PGI is a smoked ham made from the lower end of the back legs of the Bísaro breed of pig.

Presunto de Santana da Serra, Paleta de Santana da Serra PGI

Description: The Presunto de Santana da Serra and Paleta de Santana da Serra PGI are hams made from the Alentejana breed of pig. The Presunto is the leg and the Paleta is the shoulder and the pode (the trotter) and rind are kept.

Presunto de Campo Maior e Elvas, Paleta de Campo Maior e Elvas PGI

Description: The Presunto de Campo Maior e Elvas and Paleta de Campo Maior e Elvas PGI are hams made from the Alentejana breed of pig. Presunto is made with the back legs and Paleta is made with the forelegs. In both cases the pode (trotter) and the rind are kept.

Presunto de Barroso PGI

Description: Presunto de Barroso PGI is a ham obtained from the legs of pigs slaughtered between 16 and 18 months of age, fed naturally, mainly through exploitation by-products and family leftovers. Its color ranges from blood-red to red-brown, the fat being off-white. Commercially it can be presented whole or in boneless portions or slices.

Presunto do Alentejo, Paleta do Alentejo PDO

Description: Presunto/Paleta do Alentejo PDO is produced, respectively, from the legs and shoulders of ‘Alentejana’ breed pigs, weighting an excess of 5 kg (presunto) or 3,5 kg (paleta). It may be marketed whole, in pieces or sliced, with or without bone.