Unloading the van earlier this week. We purchased two used pieces of equipment at an auction near Milwaukee. An additional vacuum packer and a vacuum tumbler/marinator.
All part of our ramp up so we can begin salumi and charcuterie production. Test/trial runs in December first production to be the second half of January 2018.
We visited Mike & Derek @ Mike Mc Kenzie’s Seed to Sausage Factory and Store near Lake Shabot, ON -just north of Kingston, ON Canada. Mike & Derek shared their expertise and delicious products with us.
Thanks, Gentlemen, our Salumi will be better because of you!
Claude & Susan
For the record this is technically a salumi, a dried whole muscle. After traveling to Italy, the Coles’ were awestruck by the different kinds of cured meats they saw in the markets. There’s no grinding and stuffing, in fact the process for curing whole muscles is a new project for these expert sausage makers.
So, the experiment includes salting the meat, curing it for a period of time, rinsing off the cure and then hanging it to age and dry in a meat curing refrigerator. Stay tuned!