After today’s farmers market at the Ferry building, I stopped by Boccalone and stumbled upon the debut of nduja, a Calabrian-style spreadable salame. Samples all round, this was my first time tasting nduja anywhere. The staffer said that the pork is ground more finely than for the other salume here, seasoned and fermented, then stuffed into casing for aging. It is soft and spreadable with a mid-level heat from the Calabrian chilis that lingers quite long. I liked the clean, tangy cure and the salt level. Didn’t buy it today because I didn’t want to lug it around, but I will soon.
1 Ferry Building # 21, San Francisco, CA