Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Coppa – Tasting


Well, that took a while. The whole coppa that I found at my local market just came out of the curing chamber.



Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Salame di Mugnano – Tasting

IMG_2663 The Salame di Mugnano is finally ready! It took longer than I thought it was going to, but sometimes these things have a mind of their own. This was hung Jan 1st after smoking, and it out April 4th, so 3 months. I kept it in the curing chamber this long because I wanted to achieve the same texture as the ones I ate in Italy last summer; pretty firm. It lost 42% of its weight over these 3 months.
This was "head to head" salame making between Scott at Sausage Debauchery and I. We thought through this together and decided to both make our salami then trade to see how interpretations could vary the results.