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Prosciutto Wanted

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causeimhungry Oct 12, 2012 05:06 AM

Hi guys, I'll be needing some prosciutto for a meal I'm cooking tonight and it's not something I usually purchase. Any recommendations on where I can get some? I'm in NDG so closer is better but will travel.

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    wattacetti Oct 12, 2012 05:55 AM

    Fromagerie Atwater. Fromagerie Hamel in Atwater, I think Charcuterie Tours has some as well.

    1. roastedmontreal Oct 12, 2012 06:16 AM

      Try The Italian Pantry on Monkland and Beaconsfield

      1. porker Oct 12, 2012 08:36 AM

        Do you want it thin-sliced or chunky (to be rendered or something else)?
        If you want it thin, most any grocery (Super C/Loblaws on St. Jacques, Provigo on Sherbrooke @ Cavendish) will have the pre-packaged stuff. San Danielle is pretty good.
        If you want it chunky (or even if you want freshly cut thin), you'll likely have to have it sliced from whole.
        I passed by plenty of times, but haven't been, but Pâtisserie Charcuterie NDG on Upper Lachine @ Melrose should have the whole leg. Likely Esposito on Sherbrooke @ Wilson.
        Unless your an officianado *and* since your cooking with it, I would choose a lesser expensive domestic than an import. I think "Johnny" prosciutto is made in Montreal and is pretty good.

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          berbatov Oct 12, 2012 11:56 AM

          PA has vacuum-packed sliced Canadian prosciutto on sale. Quality is decent.

          1. afoodyear Oct 12, 2012 12:39 PM

            You’ll find it at any of the major supermarkets, but check out pasta Casareccia (5849 Sherbrooke West) or Boucherie Tranzo (6536 Somerled).

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              Ghostquatre Oct 13, 2012 02:34 PM

              Esposito in NDG has 9$/lb specials once in a while at the deli counter for San Daniele, it's the best price I've ever seen for Prosciutto anywhere in Montreal

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