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:

Ham butter.

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.

2 comments:

Alonna Smith said...

Thanks for this heads up Bob! Who makes your favorite mozzarella?

Bob Libkind said...

When I'm not near the mozzarella I love, I love the one I'm near.

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