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Mar 1, 2011 07:08 AM

Any culatello be found in Providence?

For the uninitiated, culatello is like the filet mignon of parma procuitto. The very heart of the loin is used in it's production. I fell in love with this in Italy, but have never seen it locally. I know it's available mail order but I don't want to own a 5-6 pound ham, thank you very much.

Anyone know any shops that carry it? I've never seen it in Venda's FWIW.

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  1. Great question! Though I was under the impression that culatello is made with the, ehem, rear end of the pig.

    Have you tried the Farmstead? ( I think that would be your best bet. Greats selection of cured meats and cheeses.

    I've driven by but never been inside an Italian deli in East Providence. Can't speak to its quality: