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Local pancetta in Milwaukee

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.


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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    1. re: KoolWhip
      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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