In 1990, by the firm will of a group of Tuscan producers aware of the need to protect the tradition of real Tuscan Ham, the Tuscan Ham Consortium was founded, with the aim of promoting, enhancing and protecting the product on the domestic and foreign market, enhancing it the close link with the territory.

In 1996 with the consolidation of the commitment to adhere to the strict production disciplinary, Tuscan Ham obtained the DOP (Protected Designation of Origin).