Mortadella is a typical Emilia-Romagna cured meat product made from selected cuts of pork: an unmistakable and inimitable product that comes from the careful selection of high quality raw materials.
It is a large cold cut whose mixture is made from the lean parts of the pork with the addition of cubes of fat, salt, pepper, pistachios and natural flavourings. Mortadella generally has a cylindrical or oval shape and is often flavoured with pistachios, which adds further flavour. It sometimes also contains myrtle berries, but this variant of Mortadella is less common.
The texture of Mortadella is soft and meaty, and when cut it is a deep pink colour with green pistachios. Mortadella with pistachios has an intense and slightly spicy aroma. The taste is similar to the one perceived by the nose and the flavour is delicate but strong.