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Sep 17, 2008 08:46 PM

Charcuterie producers in montreal and surrounding area???

i'm planning a trip this weekend to montreal , i'll only be there for 24 hours or so and im looking for the best producers of artisanal cured meats in and around montreal. preferably not much more then an hour out of the downtown core.
Anyone have any must go to spots for salami's whole cured cuts, anyone doing anything unique and amazing?

thanks for any insight.

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  1. This as a good starter, and maybe new recommendations will follow:

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    1. re: emerilcantcook

      thanks, i read that . There has to be more out there!!!

      1. re: Grant van gameren

        Hello Grant,

        I've been pondering your request and sadly, haven't come up with much myself.

        In the recommended post, you'll find Fairmont on St.Laurent. This butcher shop, along with a few others on St. Laurent, make their own smoked products (sausage, hock, bacon, etc) which are very good.

        As for true artisinal charcuterie, it is sadly few and far between (as far as I know). Most charcuterie shops simply re-sell 'cold-cuts' from the big guys.

        Other places do have artisinal cured products but from France or Spain for example.

        Like you, I say there has to be more out there, but they're not very well known, at least to me anyway...

        1. re: porker

          I would highly second Boucherie Tranzo on Somerled for their home made Porchetta
          They have a special machine bought in Italy which they use weekly to roast a pig to make their fine porchetta. They also make excellent Italian sausages
          They sell out fast, so call before you go.
          Boucherie Tranzo
          6536, avenue Somerled, Montréal, QC H4V 1S8
          Telephone : 514-488-7907