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Local pancetta in Milwaukee

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mike_d Jan 20, 2010 08:17 AM

There's a couple in Riverwest that have started dry-curing pancetta and other Italian-style meats from local heritage pigs.

http://www.bolzanomeats.com/

Picked up some at the Winter Farmers market at State Fair park. It's not Molanari's, but good. If you're interested in supporting local, it's worth a try. Not rolled, so slab ends are vacuum-sealed and discounted in comparison to the packaged slices.

Sorry if this sounds like a plug. It's not, just fyi, and a recommendation, made a sauce with it (tomato, veggies, roma beans) and it had a good, but little bit different flavor.

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    KoolWhip Jan 20, 2010 05:47 PM

    thanks mike_d. I noticed the other day that grasch's is carrying guancialle <sic>. Not sure if it's the same company, but I'll check. Any good ideas for it?

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      mike_d Jan 21, 2010 08:28 AM

      I've never tried the guanciale, but a friend has, says it was good with a fried egg, as a sandwich. Grasch's isn't on their list, Rupena's at the Public Market, Glorioso's were

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      Fydeaux Jan 24, 2010 08:25 AM

      We went over to the farmer's market yesterday & had samples of both the pancetta and the guanciale. Both were wonderful. We bought a nice piece of the pancetta for a really great price. Cant wait to try their prosciutto.

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