Salumi – Meat
Pork (specifically prosciutto) is a staple of Italian cuisine, important in many regions of Italy for the various traditions and customs which accompany the production of prosciutto hams. Only the finest pigs are hand-picked for prosciutto production, and the legs must be dry-cured and aged for a minimum of ten months for the distinct flavor of the prosciutto to develop. The longer the prosciutto hams age, the sweeter and more intense the flavor of the ham becomes.
Prosciutto di San Daniele and Prosciutto di Parma are the two most recognized D.O.P. prosciutto products, produced with only specific pigs in a small region of Italy. With strict EU restrictions, all D.O.P. prosciutto products are branded with a Prosciutto di San Daniele or Prosciutto di Parma stamp, a signal to the consumer of the quality and authenticity of the meat product. Many legs of prosciutto do not pass the rigorous tests the prosciutto hams must pass to qualify as a D.O.P. ham. The specific methods of selecting, trimming, sorting, and eventually curing the hams determine the quality of each ham. At Bosa Foods you will find different brands and styles of prosciutto ham to choose from, aged for various lengths, and cut in different styles.
For something different, try Speck Alto Adige D.O.P. which is a smoked prosciutto product made in Alto Adige which is a mountainous region of Northern Italy. Inspired by German-style meats (Alto Adige is right on the border with Germany), this product has the smokiness of many German meats with the tender, delicious flavour of Italian prosciutto. Containing less salt and fat than traditional prosciutto, it is a healthier alternative and certainly something different.
A range of dried cured salumi products imported from Italy are available as well, with many different formulations and styles. Culatello, Coppa and Pancetta are examples of Italian salumi which are rare specialty items that you can find at Bosa Foods – high-end and unique, these are sure to turn heads at any meal.
Imported meats from all over the world are available at Bosa Foods. Dry cured meats from Spain including the famous Iberico ham are very popular. Try an assortment of European-style meats from the United States as well.
Canada boasts high-quality and authentic Italian-style meats; in fact, you can find almost any Italian-style meat, made in Canada, at Bosa Foods.
Visit the fresh meat shop at the deli at Bosa Foods for your fresh meats. The display case holds a huge selection of beef, pork, foul and other fresh specialty meat products. Grab a holiday turkey or a steak or tenderloin for any day of the week.
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