Who else can't wait for the first official day of summer in Canada? Kicking off our wintry gear and sliding into the sunshine is always the highlight of the year! True, summer might look a little bit different nowadays; we've all had to adapt to the current situation.\nBut just because we've changed the way we experience summer, doesn't mean we can't enjoy it by taking special measures — like social distancing, wearing masks, and replacing events IRL with events over FaceTime or Zoom\nAll it takes is a little creativity to make summer 2020 awesome!\nView this post on Instagram #montreal #waterfall #selfie A post shared by Kelly Perrier (@kelllhey) on Jul 3, 2015 at 3:13pm PDT\nThankfully, one thing hasn't changed. Food! Burgers, ice cream, produce — the food of summer is just as iconic as the warm weather.\nIf you're planning to enjoy a feast while respecting social distancing this summer, these 9 Prosciutto di Parma recipes will help bring you together! Look for the Prosciutto di Parma crown label and PDO logo on packaging or at the deli counter to ensure it's the authentic Italian product, AKA the "real deal."\nWatermelon and Prosciutto di Parma Salad with Oregano Lemon Vinaigrette\nThis is pretty much summer in salad form. The best part? It takes only 15 minutes to make!\nProsciutto di Parma\nGet the recipe here.\nProsciutto di Parma Wrapped Peaches\nOne part sweet, one part salty, all parts delicious. This recipe is perfect as an app or maybe even a dessert. The secret: a grill and fresh basil.\nProsciutto di Parma\nGet the recipe here.\nPicnic Spread with Prosciutto di Parma\nEveryone loves a charcuterie board. Get the season started in style with this summery take. Make it for two (or just for you!).\nProsciutto di Parma\nGet the recipe here.\nCandied Prosciutto di Parma\nNot only is this recipe inventive, but it's also insanely tasty. Unexpectedly easy to make, serve it with a scoop of your fave ice cream and enjoy!\nProsciutto di Parma\nGet the recipe here.\nCaprese Prosciutto di Parma Sandwich\nThere's nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a good 'ol sandwich, and this one is certainly no exception. Prosciutto di Parma, a ton of veggies, and bread rolls — what's not to love?\nProsciutto di Parma\nGet the recipe here.\nProsciutto di Parma Wrapped Mozzarella\nIn just three simple steps you can have this app plated and ready to eat. Of course, it'll probably be gone just as quickly as it's made because, yep, it's that good!\nProsciutto di Parma\nGet the recipe here.\nDried Cherry and Apricot Prosciutto di Parma Salad\nSweet and savoury finds the perfect balance with this dried fruit and Prosciutto di Parma salad. It makes for a great starter or even a main, and pairs perfectly with a margarita in-hand.\nProsciutto di Parma\nGet the recipe here.\nOpen-Faced Grilled Cheese with Prosciutto di Parma and Fig Jam\nThink of this like grilled cheese all grown up. Figs plus brie cheese plus Prosciutto di Parma is the ultimate trio no matter the time of day.\nProsciutto di Parma\nGet the recipe here.\nProsciutto di Parma, Mango and Avocado Bites\nBite into bliss with this three-ingredient snackable. As colourful as they are flavourful — all you need is a toothpick and less than ten minutes.\nProsciutto di Parma\nGet the recipe here.\nFun fact: Prosciutto di Parma has been creating authentic goodness for more than 2,000 years with a method of curing pork that dates all the way back to ancient Roman times!\nReal Prosciutto di Parma is gluten-free with no preservatives, additives or hormones. Always 100% natural, it can only be made in the countryside surrounding the city of Parma in North-Central Italy. The air in Parma is dry and sweet, which is what allows the ham to cure as well (and as deliciously) as it does. The secret to knowing that you're buying an authentic Italian product? Look for “Produced in Italy” or "Made in Italy" on the packaging.\nYou might not be able to travel to Italy, but you can look for the Parma Crown for genuine Prosciutto di Parma to bring a little bit of yummy to your table this summer!\nFor more Prosciutto di Parma recipes, check them out here. For all things social, catch them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.