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badmajon99 Jan 18, 2012 01:47 AM

Hi my wife and I are going to Italy this summer and we both enjoy Salumi a whole lot. We are already planning a wine tour or two, and it got me thinking, are there similar Salumi tours or places where it its produced that you can visit? I love to go to such a place and see how they make it, see the pigs and have a tasting. If anyone could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. I did some googling and I couldn't find anything.

  1. alkapal Jan 27, 2012 04:05 AM

    OT but interesting for your consideration -- maybe a trip to france next year -- for charcuterie education http://kitchen-at-camont.com/2012/01/...

    1. katieparla Jan 25, 2012 11:32 PM

      traditional pig slaughter season is in the winter, but since there is such a tremendous demand for salumi and cured meats, you can visit places that produce and age pork products year-round, tho these are mainly in the north of italy. where are you going to be traveling? what kind of salumi in particular are you looking for and wil you be traveling with a car? if you tell me a bit more about yoru trip perhaps i can better direct you.

      www.parlafood.com

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        badmajon99 Jan 25, 2012 11:53 PM

        Hi Katie, we plan to be in the Tuscany region. We are going to spend two days in Florence and then renting a car for about 4 days traveling around that area. As far as what kind, we pretty much like it all, cured, uncured, its all great. A good tour and explanation of how they do it, plus a tasting would be great especially because I want to start making my own for my family.

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          katieparla Jan 26, 2012 06:20 PM

          ok in that case i think you should reach out to Stella Soldani (http://www.stellasoldani.com/) or Linda Sorgiovanni (http://www.lindasorgiovanni.com/). Stella conducts culinary and other tours of Siena and the Val d'Orica while Linda is based in Florence and is more focused specifically on food.

          You can contact Stella via email here: info@sienatourguide.it

          and linda here: linda@personalizeitaly.com. I'm sure one or both could craft a customized salumi-centric tour for you.

          www.parlafood.com

      2. alkapal Jan 23, 2012 07:56 PM

        i'd contact katie parla and/or elizabeth minchilli.

        http://www.parlafood.com/

        http://www.elizabethminchilliinrome.com/

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          badmajon99 Jan 20, 2012 12:13 AM

          Thanks for the suggestions. Appreciated!

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            bob96 Jan 19, 2012 11:20 PM

            This site is in Italian, but very useful--search by region for listings of producers of salumi (and/or formaggi, etc), some of which are also agriturismi. Contacts and websites are listed, and those that are agriturisimi as opposed to strictly commercial producers should be open to showing you round.
            http://www.cibo360.it/wellness_gourme...

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              barberinibee Jan 18, 2012 09:12 AM

              Where are you going in Italy? It is a very large country, with pigs (almost) everywhere. How do you feel about wild pigs?

              1. erica Jan 18, 2012 03:14 AM

                Appear to be in Italian only, but these might set you in the right direction:

                ER:
                http://www.stradadelculatello.it/

                http://www.stradadelprosciutto.it/aziende.php?id_tipologia=11

                FVG:
                http://www.viaggioinfriuliveneziagiul...

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                  zerlina Jan 18, 2012 03:01 AM

                  There's this:
                  http://www.salumificiolaperla.it/degu...
                  But it doesn't say anything about seeing the pigs and may require booking by a group rather than individuals.

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