Cotechino means the winter season has arrived to Italians. Also called Zampone, it is most often produced in the Emilia-Romagna region. This traditional sausage from Italy has just recently been approved to enter the U.S. market. It is a cooked pork sausage that gets its name from the Italian word cotiche, or the cooked prosciutto rinds, that are within the sausage. This wonderful product is a seasonal item that is most often enjoyed during holidays. Made here in the U.S. to exact Italian specifications.