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Indirect Heat 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. yumyum RE: Indirect Heat Aug 14, 2011 03:48 PM

    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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      C. Hamster RE: yumyum Aug 14, 2011 08:37 PM

      South end isn't half bad,either.

      Great suggestion.

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      9lives RE: Indirect Heat Aug 14, 2011 05:04 PM

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

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      Salumeria Italiana
      151 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109

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        hotoynoodle RE: 9lives Aug 15, 2011 09:49 AM

        also pace in the north end.

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        Spenbald RE: Indirect Heat Aug 14, 2011 10:22 PM

        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.

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        Central Bottle
        196 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115

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          chocojosh RE: Indirect Heat Aug 15, 2011 05:59 AM

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

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

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            teezeetoo RE: chocojosh Aug 15, 2011 06:45 AM

            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.

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            Baza
            30 Tower Road, Newton, MA 02464

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              StriperGuy RE: teezeetoo Aug 15, 2011 07:09 AM

              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.

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                cambridgedoctpr RE: StriperGuy Aug 15, 2011 07:29 AM

                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.

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