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Valle d'Aosta salami

   
 

bon bocon from ArnadBon Bocon from Arnad

This is a pure pork salami, prepared only with the best parts of pork meat: shoulder, leg and loin. The cuts of meat are finely minced and then mixed with salt, spices, natural flavors and red wine.

boudin salamiBoudin Salami - Valle d'Aosta

Boudin (black pudding or potato salami) is among the most popular classic sausages of Valle d'Aosta cuisine. Prepared according to the old recipes of our grandparents and passed from one generation to another.

Cacciatori Saouseusse - Valle d'AostaCacciatori Saouseusse - Valle d'Aosta

It is the most traditional mountain salami of Valle d'Aosta together with 'Boudin'. This type of salami is called "alla cacciatora" because it became a favorite food among hunters. Its small size made it ideal for carrying in knapsacks and for easy consumption whenever hunger kicked in.

cacciatoriniCacciatorini DOP - Small Seasoned Sausages

Cacciatorini sausages are popular for their characteristic taste and small size, which is quickly seasoned and can always be consumed fresh, since eaten quickly one at a time. Moreover, the name of this sausage derives exactly from a widespread rural use of hunters who used to bring short sausages with them in their excursions because, considering their reduced size, they could place them easily in their sacks.

Coppa with Juniper - Valle d'AostaCoppa with Juniper - Valle d'Aosta

Coppa with juniper is one of Bertolin's key products. Tender and firm, cylindrical in shape, slightly flattened at each end, it requires accurate cutting and a careful removal of fat. The "coppa al ginepro" is an old family recipe, modified for present consumer needs and taste.

lard of Arnad DOPValle d'Aosta Lard of Arnad DOP

Made exclusively from pig shoulder, the Lard of Arnad melts in your mouth, giving you a pleasant sweet taste. It is presented in an elegant jar of glass. The product is certified with a 'Denomination of Protected Origin' label, which means that it is made exclusively within the town district of Arnad in the region of Valle d'Aosta. It is recommended to taste the lard on a piece of black bread or prepare it with honey and chestnuts.

Mocetta Motzetta - Valle d'AostaMocetta Motzetta - Valle d'Aosta

Mocetta is one of many traditional cured meats of Valle d'Aosta. In the old times it used to be made from mountain goats. Presently mountain goats are kept in national parks; nonetheless, a few farmers raise them for production of this delicious meat. Usually now mocetta is made from beef.

Tzemesada or Mesada Val d'Aosta

A fresh version of Mocetta, with a softer texture.

Teteun - Valle d'AostaTeteun - Valle d'Aosta

Teteun is an exclusive speciality of Valle d'Aosta which is obtained by salting cow's udders. This product is generally flavored with a sauce made of parsley, oil and garlic. Its aroma is exalted by the sweet-salty matching with jam of figs or raspberries, raisins and "martin sec" in syrup.

Wild Boar Salami - Valle d'AostaWild Boar Salami - Valle d'Aosta

Mignons of game salami are small-size sausages that are best eaten with a full-bodied red mountain wine. Made from wild boar meat (at least 50%) and pork, they are produced following an antique recipe. They are substantial delicacies with an intense, aromatic flavor.

The Valle d'Aosta salami above are for sale at: www.yndella.com (due to FDA regulations they do NOT ship to the USA).

Jambon de BossesJambon de Bosses DOP - Valle d'Aosta

Valle d'Aosta Jambon de Bosses belongs to the category of salt-cured and naturally aged uncooked meats, or "salumi." A Valle d'Aosta Jambon de Bosses will weight at least 7 kilos. The ham is partly flattened by natural methods and tied in the middle by a string that passes though a hole drilled in the upper end of the leg. The meat tends to have a wine-red colour and a fibrous texture.

Jambon de BossesSalsicia Valdostana - Valle d'Aosta

The pork and beef are chopped and flavored, mixed and stuffed in natural casings before they are put out to dry.


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