Prosciutto is a type of ham usually prepared during special holidays like Christmas. For most people, the celebration is not complete unless a ham is on the menu. In some countries, however, it is a typical breakfast meal. Ham can be cured, smoked, or eaten raw.
However, when eating ham you need to know that prosciutto has a limited shelf-life and it should be eaten before its expiry date, or it will become inedible. Just like many kitchen consumables, the shelf-life of your prosciutto will depend on the particular type you purchase. It is therefore important to know the period your ham will last before going bad.