Anytime you're at South End Formaggio, remember to check the offerings in the charcuterie case. They have a very nice regular selection. In addition, you often find something you've never tried like this Surryano Ham From Virginia. It's made from peanut-fed berkshire pork.
We bought a bit of this and a bit of Jamón Serrano so we could compare the two. They are both tasty bits of pork. The Virginia offering is smoky and rich with a creamy fat layer and nice marbling. The Spanish Jamon was cleaner with more pure pork flavor. But, we liked both and would buy either of them anytime a lovely looking leg is on offer.
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photos: ©2012 Penny & Ed Cherubino