John Paul Adamo’s Charcuterie

“It’s very Italian; it’s what I grew up with,” says president and general manager John Paul Adamo.

August 19, 2011 | | Back Issues | Best Bites | Departments | Food | FOOD Autumn - Winter 2011

Old world meets new at Hockley Valley Resort’s Salumi Cellar, where we sampled a platter of amazing locally sourced – and in some cases, house-cured – charcuterie, cheeses and homemade bread. For $27 you can mix and match four items (three for $21) from a selection that includes prosciutto, capicola (both cured in-house), salami (from Salumeria Il Tagliere in Caledon), sopressata and pancetta (from Pingue Prosciutto in Niagara), chunks of aged Parmesan and cheeses from Ontario and Quebec. The platter even features a generous dollop of Hockley Valley Honey, which pairs brilliantly with the Parmesan. “It’s very Italian; it’s what I grew up with,” says president and general manager John Paul Adamo. “Every European country has cured meat. We wanted to do the same thing in-house and to showcase local producers who are doing phenomenal stuff.” Adamo boasts the resort’s wild-boar prosciutto (the wild boar comes from Big Tusk near Alliston) is better than Parma prosciutto from Italy. Definitely the best bar snack in the hills.

Platter (clockwise from top left): Salami Feliho from Salumeria Il Tagliere, Lonza di Maiale (pork loin) from Salumeria Il Tagliere, pancetta from Pingue Prosciutto, prosciutto from Pingue Prosciutto, Niagara Gold cheese, smoked salami from Salumeria Il Tagliere. Photo by Pete Paterson

Platter (clockwise from top left): Salami Feliho from Salumeria Il Tagliere, Lonza di Maiale (pork loin) from Salumeria Il Tagliere, pancetta from Pingue Prosciutto, prosciutto from Pingue Prosciutto, Niagara Gold cheese, smoked salami from Salumeria Il Tagliere. Photo by Pete Paterson

 

  • Hockley Valley Resort, 793522 3rd Line Mono, RR1 Orangeville 1-866-462-5539 hockley.com
  • Salumeria Il Tagliere, 16880 Centreville Creek Rd, Caledon 905-584-7458
  • Pingue Prosciutto, 6893 Oakwood Dr, Niagara Falls 1-800-324-2998 pingueprosciutto.com

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