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Mallegato

Mallegato

Mallegato, Biroldo, Buristo

It is a typical Tuscan sausage. Its name varies depending on the location. Originally it was consumed to be a source of iron and protein, therefore an empirical remedy in cases of various deficiencies and weaknesses. It is made with blood and lard of pork, sultanas, garlic, salt and spices cooked and ground, stuffed into the stomach of the pig.

Pork lard

Pork lard

Pork lard

Pork lard is pickled with rosemary, juniper berries, garlic, cloves, cinnamon and pepper covered with Volterra salt. After 6 months:
– white to slightly pink
– with a fragrant smell of aromatic herbs and spices,
– with a delicate and tasty flavor at the right point.

Pork Rib

Pork Rib

Pork Rib

Pork Rib is a typical dish of the Tuscan tradition made from pork ribs, usually grilled on wood embers or coal fire. The ribs are flavoured before they are baked with spices or just with a mixture of salt and pepper anointing them with a rosemary dipped into the olive oil mixture.

Cockerel

Cockerel

Cockerel

Free-range cockerel seasoned, vacuum-packed and ready to cook. (Store in refrigerator at a temperature of around 0°/+4° C)

Turkey breast filet

Turkey breast filet

Turkey breast filet

Turkey breast fillet with Speck ham, sausage, sausages and mushrooms, cooked ham and fontina cheese, Lardo di Colonnata or bacon. These and many other solutions on request of the customer

Finocchiona

Finocchiona

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Finocchiona

Finocchiona is very similar to salami, but with a smoother mixture, enriched with seeds of fennel and sprinkled with red wine. It is a soft kind of salami, usually prepared with lean and fat mass of the belly pig, which has been rough-cut, giving a coarse texture. It is salted flavoured with seeds of fennel, pepper, garlic and red wine. It is liable to be eaten as a starter, accompanied with Tuscan unsalted bread and a good red wine.

Local Ham

Local Ham

Local Ham

The production of the Local Ham has been made possible by the completely respect of the food culture tradition. Pigs are chosen only if they are born, raised fattened and slaughtered in Tuscany and in the nearest regions of central and north Italy. The processing, exclusively of fresh meat (shall not be used frozen meat or others maintenance treatments), is made only at our butcher. The dry salting is made by sea salt, pepper and typical Tuscan natural aromas. Taste is the characteristic result of the already famous Prosciutto Toscano DOP.

Ham is one of the most valued and flavoured salami of the Tuscan tradition. It is easily digestible and rich in protein; its taste is full, harmonious and rich in aromas. Balestri butcher’s ham is produced by fresh rear haunches of the pig chosen from local breeding, weighing not less than 10 kilos. It is trimmed and salted with a mixture of salt from Saline di Volterra, pepper, garlic and natural flavours (cinnamon and nutmeg).
The curing is done in a well-ventilated area for about 10/12 months. Once ready, ham is cut in a quite thickly slices and consumed as appetizers, with figs or melon, salads; as main meal or accompanied by focaccia bread or as an ingredient for pizza. Local Ham is typical of the Tuscan tradition but well known and appreciated throughout Italy.

Tuscan Bacon (Rigatino)

Tuscan Bacon (Rigatino)

Tuscan Bacon (Rigatino)

Classic Tuscan Bacon, or Rigatino, is derived from pork belly and it is flavoured with garlic, salt and pepper and it is ready to eat after approximately four months; the different textures depend on the ageing times.

The peculiarity of this product is linked to his flavour characteristics as well as the technique, remained basically unchanged compared with the ancient original recipe. It is consumed as starter, accompanied by bread, cheese and red wine; or grilled accompanied by a fresh salad, bread or in addition to the starter.