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Best Salame in Albany?

timwhoeatsalot Jan 7, 2011 02:59 AM

Just starting my search, but who in the greater Capital Region (from say, Hudson to Saratoga) is out there making great cured meats?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. PSZaas RE: timwhoeatsalot Jan 14, 2011 05:13 AM

    Roma's carries a great line of artisanal salumeria, including some terrific fennel salami. Rolf's Pork Store smokes many types of sausages, but mostly German varieties. Oscar's Smoke House in Warrensburg, some way north of Albany, makes a variety of delicious smoked items, although they're more known for hams and bacons than for salume.

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    1. re: PSZaas
      markabauman RE: PSZaas Jan 14, 2011 12:36 PM

      These products might be available elsewhere, but Putnam Market in Saratoga Springs usually carries a good line of Salumi Cured Meats made by Armandino Batali.

      Putnam Market
      433 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    2. TonyO RE: timwhoeatsalot Jan 16, 2011 10:16 AM

      Cappiello's in Schenectady does a nice job.

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        PSZaas RE: TonyO Jan 17, 2011 02:49 AM

        Cappiello's is a great cheese store, but do they cure their own salame?

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          markabauman RE: PSZaas Jan 17, 2011 06:58 AM

          You might want to go around the block from Perreca's and check out Garafolo's.


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            TonyO RE: PSZaas Jan 17, 2011 04:32 PM

            I was there recently and they had a few dry sausages like Soppressata that I was told were cured in house. They were very good.

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              PSZaas RE: TonyO Jan 18, 2011 02:27 AM

              That's a good reminder. I associate them with fresh Italian sausage, not salume.

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