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Buying Prosciutto

judoka Oct 31, 2009 05:25 PM

Well the title says it all.

So where can I buy decent prosciutto in the NoVa or DC area?

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    ivysmom RE: judoka Oct 31, 2009 05:31 PM

    I'd be interested too, I was disappointed in what they had at Wegman's. I figured they wouldn't have the really good stuff, but thought it would be better, what I saw was pretty low end.

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      Gigi007 RE: judoka Oct 31, 2009 09:26 PM

      I regularly buy proscuitto (di Parma and sometimes San Daniele) at Dean & DeLuca (Georgetown). On occasion, I buy it at Calvert Woodley (Van Ness, metro red line)..

      The quality of Dean and DeLuca's proscuitto is always good, and I especially appreciate the ability of some of its staff to slice it paper thin as it should be.

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        sekelmaan RE: judoka Nov 1, 2009 05:55 AM

        Cheesetique in Alexandria has not only good prosciutto, but also excellent serrano ham and bellota serrano. They use a different importer than latienda.com which Andres uses and the spanish hams are fantastic.

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          dining with doc RE: judoka Nov 1, 2009 07:08 AM

          Cournicopia in Bethesda hand slices the proschitto de parma on a special machine intended to slice that. great place

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            MakingSense RE: judoka Nov 1, 2009 10:08 AM

            Canales at Eastern Market
            Litteri's in the Florida Avenue Market
            Both have the imported and domestic varieties. Litteri's also sells prosciutto "ends" ends at a bargain price. You can sliver them yourself with a very good knife.
            Both places slice them very thin and lay them out well on waxed paper.
            Good prices for great quality.

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              hill food RE: MakingSense Nov 1, 2009 10:10 AM

              ditto on Canales, and you can also veer off into Spanish Serrano and Iberico (Iberico is $$$)

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              pineapple sage RE: judoka Nov 1, 2009 12:28 PM

              I third the recommendation for Canales and add Vace to the list of recommendations.

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                RobertM RE: pineapple sage Nov 2, 2009 03:18 AM

                I think there is an Italian store at the NE DC farmers market area off 4th street. And the Italian store on Lee Hwy in Arlington.

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                  jaydreb RE: RobertM Nov 2, 2009 06:23 AM

                  Also, Arrowine in Arlington.

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