Traditionally, it is eaten thinly sliced and garnished with oil, lemon juice and pepper. It is served with salads, bread, fruit and fresh cheeses.
A film came out in 1971 by Mario Monicelli called “La mortadella”. A star of the fi lm, as well as the famous Mortadella, was Sophia Loren as a poor Neapolitan, who went to New York to meet her boyfriend. She is stopped at the airport because of a Mortadella she was carrying, a product prohibited by the Americans from being brought into the country.
PGI awarded EU Recognition under EC Regulation No. 1549 of 18.07.1998, ECOJ No. L.202 of 17.07.1998.