Our meats are perfect for enjoying on their own, or paired beautifully with other cheeses, fruits, and wines. Explore our delicious pairings.
Pairings wines with salumi doesn’t have to follow any fancy rules; on the opposite, the personal taste should always be your guide and combining new wines with our salumi can become a fun way to discover new products. Therefore, the “Monti Verdi wine selection” that follows is a personal list that is based mainly on our Italian favorites which we grew up with and a nice addition of VT local wines that we discovered during our American chapter.
Before diving into the wines, let’s add a few more things that the “experts” recommend when pairing a wine with cured meats.
There is nothing more Italian than a platter of salumi and cheeses served as antipasto (appetizer). Here in Vermont we feel lucky to have such a great variety of cheeses to pick from our artisanal cheesemakers!
When pairing cheeses to salumi (cured meats in Italian) the combinations are endless; the best option is always to try them all!
Soft, hard, fresh, creamy, crumbly… texture is for sure one of the element to consider when we do a pairing. For instance, a slice of prosciutto could go well with a hard chunk of 36 months Parmigiano Reggiano as well as a fresh cheese like burrata.
Our recommendation is to choose 5 or 6 cheeses of different age: 2 well aged (over 10 months) and firm , 2 medium aged (4 to 8 months) and 1 or two fresh cheeses.
Here’s our cheese and salumi pairing list:
Beers/ciders and salumi are sort of a blank canvas where new things can happen. If salumi and wines have been together for centuries now, beers and ciders have been a relatively new discovery for the cured meat lovers in Italy and in the US. Craft breweries popped up like mushrooms in the past 20 years and today we really have a huge selection of excellent beers and ciders that we can pick from. Here’s our list of favorites for a good night with friends and family!
Snacks are not an afterthought. We offer ideas for alternatives to the store bought 3 lbs of cold cuts cramped inside a sad piece of white bread. Here are our suggestions:
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