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best price on charcuterie for a party

luckiestduck Nov 28, 2012 09:21 AM

Hi Hounds,

I'm putting together a large holiday party (around 150 people) and would like to offer some charcuterie, but that can get expensive. Any tips on where to go for well priced prosciutto, salami and the like? Also, bonus question! What is your favorite winter fruit to wrap prosciutto around? Many thanks!

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    roux42 Dec 2, 2012 04:26 PM

    Try this place - Salumeria Biellese in Chelsea makes great stuff. American made Italian charcuterie. Head's up! They only take cash and they close early. When you walk in it looks like a steam table diner, go to the back.

    Salumeria Biellese
    376 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

    1. Cheese Boy Nov 28, 2012 09:40 PM

      Teitel Bros on Arthur Avenue. Explain to them what you need, and I'm sure they'll offer you a good price. They're a wholesale and retail business. Discounting is what they do.

      Wrap prosciutto around fennel if you're averse to otherwise tasteless melons.

      1. jen kalb Nov 28, 2012 10:48 AM

        Costco has some sizeable packages of good charcuterie including some new sliced salamis and parma prosciutto

        you could check their prices against Italian stores like Frank and Sal's which will prepare platters or simply sell you sliced meats at their counter

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        1. re: jen kalb
          Sluggo1407 Nov 30, 2012 07:23 AM

          I vote for Frank & Sal's as well. It may not be the cheapest, but the quality is definitely there.

          1. re: jen kalb
            jen kalb Nov 30, 2012 08:02 AM

            Just in CoIstco yesterday and their large packs of sliced salumi suitable for a buffet were under $10 per pound. Hard to beat that kind of pricing especially for a big spread where there will be other items offered, probably.

            1. re: jen kalb
              luckiestduck Dec 1, 2012 02:13 PM

              Thanks! I might go with Costco. My only concern is prosciutto being sliced too thick.

              1. re: luckiestduck
                jen kalb Dec 1, 2012 08:01 PM

                the costco salumi Im referencing at under $10 dont include prosciutto - they do carry prosciutto di parma there also - its sliced plenty thin. It wont stack up to the best long aged prosciutto you will find but its acceptable.

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