We have been thrilled at the response we’ve had for our new Charcuterie range. Many of the charcuterie products you will be familiar with but we also have a few that you might not know, so why not try something different today.
Here is a helpful little guide to the charcuterie we offer:
Italian Pancetta – A well known Italian meat it is essentially a type of bacon using cured pork belly. Use as an alternative to bacon.
Italian Prosciutto – Usually eaten raw, prosciutto is an Italian ham; slightly sweet and air dried.
Spanish Serrano – The most well known of Spanish cured meats, Serrano ham is a delicacy which can be classified by age and type of pig etc.
Salami Milano – The word salami is generally used to describe cured sausages. Salami originated in Italy but now has variations in many countries. Our salami Milano is delicious!
Italian Coppa Parma sliced – Alternatively known as Cappicola, Coppa is a traditional Italian cured meat. A deep red colour with a distinctive marbling sliced very thin and used in a similar way to Prosciutto.
Italian Mortadella – A soft Italian meat using garlic and spices traditionally from Bologna. It is recognisable by the fat cubes and has a delicate flavour.
Italian Salami Napoli – Traditionally Napoli is a thinner sausage than the Milano and offers enough variation in flavour to work well with Milano when served together in your antipasti.
Spanish Chorizo – Everyone’s favourite paprika flavoured sausage. Spanish Chorizo is a smoked pork sausage which when soft needs cooking or when cured and dried (as in the case of our chorizo) can be eaten without cooking. A delicious tapas!
Dried Pancetta – A versatile ingredient great for pasta dishes, soups, pies and stews etc. Pancetta is slightly salty with a good layer of fat making it full of flavour.
Italian Sliced Bresaola – This sliced air dried salted beef is delicious as part of a cold cuts meal or antipasti. Traditionally form Lombardy the dark red meat is also a great contrast to other meats.
Italian Finnochiona – This Tuscan salami is flavoured with fennel seeds to give a distinctive flavour. If you’ve never tried Finnochiona you must, it is a great cold meat!
Over the coming months we will be on the lookout for some interesting recipes which use the above charcuterie, so keep an eye out for the recipe card emails.
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