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The Italian Job

Old-World Cured Meats by Way of Virginia

76f9534bef00d041f495c389bf6f517fNext thing you know, you’re in the galley of a hastily chartered sloop tied to a wine rack by a string of salami...

Wait a minute.

Hold that thought.

It seems we’ve gotten ahead of ourselves here.

Except for that part about cured Italian meats. We should probably talk about that part now.

Say benvenuto to Olli Salumeria, a new online shop full of Neapolitan salami, barley-fed Berkshire prosciutto and other true-to-the-Old-World deliciousness (that happens to be made in... Virginia), available now.

This is where you’ll go when A) you’re not in Italy, and B) your mouth requires slow-cured pig that’s been hand-rubbed with sea salt and aged for 16 months.

It all started when a guy from Rome named Olli met a guy from Virginia named Chip. They hit it off. Talked about how Olli’s family has been curing things in Italy for decades. And then decided to do the exact same thing on this side of the pond.

Which brings us back to you.

Specifically, how it’s in your best interest to go online, stock up on Calabrese salami and Mangalitsa prosciutto. And then grab some wine. And a date. And figure out a way to reinvent the picnic.

Next thing you know, you’re in the galley of a hastily chartered sloop tied to a wine rack by a string of salami...

Let us know how the second date goes.

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