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Nov 28, 2007 10:23 AM

Where can I Buy Niagara Proscuitto?

Does anyone have any idea where I can buy Mario Pingue's Niagara Proscuitto here in Toronto?

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  1. Try the Leslieville Cheese Market. They have lots of local charcuterie. If they don't carry it, they might know where to source it.

    1. You can always email them and ask the question directly...

      Mario is always very friendly and helpful.


      1. Check Pasquale Brothers in Etobicoke I am sure they had some last time I was there.

        1. Cumbrae's carries their prosciutto, as well as other sausages from them. Scheffler's in SLM also carries their products, but I would check ahead before heading down to the market as they don't always have them in stock.

          1. Cumbrae's on Church has it, but I have to say, I don't love it

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            1. re: orangewasabi

              Oh good, I'm not the only one.

              For the 7 years I was vegetarian, the only meat I actually craved was prosciutto. The first piece of meat I had after falling off the wagon was a slice of Niagara Prosciutto. It made me sad - this is not how I remembered the tasty little pig to be. I spent the rest of the day drinking litres of water to get the salt tinge off my tongue. A few weeks later I was offered a sample of some Italian prosciutto at St. Lawrence Market and realized this *this* was what prosciutto was supposed to taste like. Not the Dead Sea.

              1. re: SherylKirby

                SK, your post was hilarious!
                not bacon, eh? proscuitto is what you craved?
                yes, I found the Niagara P lacking in sweetness and overly salty which is odd because I love salt. But many people like it so there ya go.
                Don't get me started on Hudson foie gras either . . . that is NOT just like french FG.