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where can I get speck?

"smoked prosciutto" or whatever you wanna call it, I need to get it by thursday

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  1. where are you located?
    Salumeria, north end
    Capones, somerville
    tony's market, Roslindale
    Waverly Market, Framingham
    Panzano, Southboro

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    1. re: trufflehound

      Salumeria in the North End definitely has it. I've purchased it there several times...

    2. I believe it's been posted here before that Karl's Sausage Kitchen in Saugus has it.

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      1. re: Chris VR

        I can confirm this, and repeat my Karl's Speck Story: when I asked the nice German lady what speck is, she replied, "Schhpeck? Why, speck is speck." (Of course! I knew that.)

      2. Don't know if it's the same thing you're looking for, but in German "Speck" means, basically, bacon, and the Schaller & Weber version (called double smoked bacon I think) is widely available in cheese/cured meat sections of grocery stores around here.

        1. The speck I have had it is essentially smoked prosciutto moreso than bacon.

          They have a great speck salad on the menu at Central Kitchen currently.

          1. The Butcher Shop on Tremont St. in the South End has it. It's probably really great quality, too. I bought one of the pates last week and it was incredible.

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            1. re: widmerpool

              Butcher Shop makes a great pancetta.

            2. Formaggio Kitchen usually has speck

              1. Have bought it at Dewar in Newton and Wellesley

                1. I have not bought it, but Russo's in Watertown carries it as well.

                  1. I think I've seen it at Trader Joe's in Coolidge Corner, haven't tried it, sold in a package of around 10 slices.

                    Edit: I think what I saw was bresaola, not speck. Sorry.

                    1. Speck is typically bacon. Hard-smoked ham, sliced thinly (like prosciuto, but prosciuto is not smoked, just brined and air dried), is Schwarzwald schinken - black forest ham. Which is not the same as Black ham. Karl's in Saugus is definitely the place to go for all kinds of schinken and speck and wursts and kessler ripchen (smoked pork loin chops - or whole roasts) and all the canned and dry goods (like real senf). They also stock fresh creamy butter from Karl Ehmer, wrapped in paper. They have fresh brochen delivered on Fridays and available until it goes, but they freeze them so you can get them frozen anytime. Don't forget a couple of pairs of landjaeger to munch on for the way home.

                      And don't go there. You're gonna eat up my share...