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Aug 14, 2011 03:20 PM


What's the best source for charcuterie in the Boston-area? I'm willing to travel a bit to get it. I went to Savenor's, and the fermented salami that I got there was quite good, but the selection wasn't incredible.

Are there any local producers of cured meat?

Thanks in advance.

Edited to clarify: I'm looking for suppliers, not restaurants.

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  1. Formaggio kitchen. Go to the mother ship in Cambridge and ask for samples. They let you try anything before you buy. I love the finocchio salumi the most.

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    1. re: yumyum

      South end isn't half bad,either.

      Great suggestion.

    2. Second FK. If you're near the North End, Salumeria Italiana has a good assortment.

      Salumeria Italiana
      151 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109

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      1. Central Bottle has a nice assortment of cured meats from Olli and Salumeria Biellese, in addition to Prosciutto di Parma and Jamón Iberico, among others. No real local producers that I know of. The meat has always been in perfect condition, as opposed to Russo's, where I've had dried out Serrano.

        Central Bottle
        196 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115

        1. Dave's Fresh Pasta in Davis Sq. has some nice stuff. Not as extensive as FK, but not as expensive either.

          Dave's Fresh Pasta
          81 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144

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          1. re: chocojosh

            go to the russian stores and to Russos for amazing price/quality and selection. Baza and Bazaar both have amazing range of selections, particularly eastern european salami. Russos has excellent prosciutto, often has spanish hams, and carries good artisanl soppressata.

            30 Tower Road, Newton, MA 02464

            1. re: teezeetoo

              Good call on the Russian places.

              Also some of the Portugese stores on Cambridge Street in Cambridge sometimes have locall cured presunto which is quite amazing.

              1. re: StriperGuy

                wine cask in Somerville has a good selection including Italian and Spanish ham; so does whole foods where it rarely goes on sale.

                I also like Karl's on Route ! for German sausages.

                Agree about the Russian places.