I had seen them at the Tower Grove Farmer's market, but had missed the point. Luckily, Rene G alerted me to this ultra-high quality maker of cured meats
. Today I spoke very briefly with their founder and chief salsiciere
, Mark Sanfilippo
, at the farmer's market. (Salume Beddu also has a shop and cafe
here in St. Louis, not far from the main commercial area of The Hill, traditionally the center of all things Italian in St. Louis.) Apparently, the first prosciutto they have produced is just out. It is from acorn-fed pigs (I did not catch the breed, but the bacon is from Berkshire pigs.) The response has been terrific and I am told that it won't last. As soon has Sanfilippo tweeted, he says, people were rushing in and getting whole pounds of the stuff. Get it now if you can get there.
I hope to post more in a few weeks.
Oh, one more thing: Their t-shirt features the slogan, "Praise the Lard" !!
Man : I can't understand how a poet like you can eat that stuff.
T. S. Eliot: Ah, but you're not a poet.