Pancetta in MSP?
Does anyone know where I can find sliced Pancetta in strips as opposed to the "circles" sold in the packaged meat departments? Thanks for any help you can offer.
They'll slice it to order for you at Cossetta's in downtown St. Paul or Buon Giorno in Lilydale. There's also Delmonico's in NE Minneapolis, but I haven't bought meat there.
Delmonico's Italian Foods
1112 Summer St Ne, Minneapolis, MN
981 sibley memorial hwy, Lilydale, MN 55118
Cossetta Italian Market-Pizzeria
211 7th St, W St Paul, MN
Don't shoot me if I'm wrong, but I believe that Lund's pancetta is the real deal and not pressed into circles. They'll slice to order there too. A call might be in order if you don't live near one. They're really helpful at the meat and cheese counter.
I'd call Delmonico's before going there - I am not sure they have pancetta.
I've only bought it from Kowalski's, which sells it rolled.
The rolled pancetta isn't inauthentic. It's sold that way in Italy. In the UK, it's sold in strips, but it's an Italian in origin. The question is in the quality of the meat rather than strips or rolls - unless, as I suspect is the case for the OP, it's needed a particular way for a recipe.
Clancey's makes their own but it is usually rolled. Since is not packaged in that form, only tied after curing it should be pretty easy to straighten it out. If you are buying in any real quantity you could probably special order one.
Clancey's Meats & Fish
4307 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410