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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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  1. 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
    http://www.frankandsal.com/index-2.html

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    1. re: jen kalb

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

      1. re: jen kalb

        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

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

          1. re: luckiestduck

            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.

      2. 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. 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.

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