Saturday, September 08, 2012
Acorn-fed Ham Back at Downtown Cheese
Downtown Cheese at the Reading Terminal has Jámon Ibérico de Bellota back in stock at a necessarily pricey $159/pound. I treated myself to an ounce for my birthday last January and the only worthwhile description of its taste I can offer is this:
The free-roaming pigs rely on fallen acorns for their diet.
In addition to a broad and deep selection of cheeses, Downtown offers some tasty cold cuts, primarily Italian style. Some are imported, but some are locally made, like the soppressata from Claudio's, which also supplies the RTM stall with fresh mozzarella and riccota.