Slicing cured meats is an art form that takes practice and great attention to detail. Each piece of meat is different – some are cured longer and are drier and easier to slice, while others are softer and take a little more finesse. At Bi-Rite, our skilled butchers and deli servers have extensive training and education about our entire charcuterie selection and the best slicing practice for each product.
We encourage guests to sample our charcuterie and taste the difference for themselves – we want our guests to feel confident about the charcuterie they’re selecting, and know that not only does it taste fantastic, but it meets our responsible production standards. We hold our charcuterie producers to the same standards to which we hold our ranchers: the meat is pasture-raised, humanely-treated, and sustainably-harvested. We emphasize transparency at every step of the supply chain, from the farm to the curing room to our Markets.
We met our newest charcuterie producers, Red Table Meat Co., at this year’s Good Food Awards where they were celebrating a triple victory. The Good Food Awards recognize American craft producers in 13 categories for food that not only tastes fantastic but is responsibly produced. As the premiere sponsor of the Good Food Awards, our sourcing criteria are deeply aligned with their awards criteria for both taste and sustainability.
Red Table Meat Co.’s charcuterie is made from pasture-raised, heritage hogs sourced from six local farms in Minnesota. We’re pleased to welcome three of Red Table Meat’s salumis to our charcuterie assortment, sliced-to-order from our Delis:
- Big Chet’s: A Good Food Award-winning finocchiona-style salami, seasoned with black pepper, red pepper, fennel, garlic, and white wine, aged 3 months ($37 / lb).
- Coppa: A Good Food Award-winning dry-cured pork shoulder, seasoned with coriander, juniper, crushed red pepper, and black pepper, aged 3 months ($35 / lb).
- Speck: A dry-cured, smoked ham, seasoned with bay leaf, rosemary, allspice, juniper, and coriander, aged 6 months ($45 / lb).
Be sure to ask for a taste of Red Table Meat Co. and our other charcuterie offerings next time you stop by the Delis, also available for online order for convenient delivery through Instacart.