Fantastic charcuterie is the way to this writer’s heart, and the hearts and tummies of many, I am sure. And doesn’t Volpi Foods know it. With over 2,000 entries received, The Good Food Foundation has honored Volpi’s Heritage Prosciutto with the distinction of Charcuterie Good Food Award Winner of 2020.
“Many of us, myself included, were taught the craft by previous generations who labored through years of trial and error before finding ‘just the right method’ of preparation,” said Lorenza Pasetti, President of Volpi Foods, who was invited to speak on behalf of the charcuterie category at the ceremony. “We all believe in the pursuit of perfection as well as the art and science that go into making these charcuterie products.”
The item was vetted not only by taste, but by sourcing practices and was among dozens of finalists vying for the award. Volpi works directly with family farms to source meat that is raised responsibly, handcrafting slow-aged products to achieve peak flavor, according to a press release.
In addition, Volpi has patience. The company’s Heritage Prosciutto is aged a minimum of 18 months to deliver unparalleled flavor, pairing distinct earthy notes with a tender melt-in-your-mouth texture that consumers crave and buyers desire to deliver.
Volpi works with family farms throughout Missouri to ensure each hog is free-roaming with access to the outdoors, is vegetarian-fed, raised without antibiotics, and more.
With third generation family-owned and operated excellence pumping through the team’s veins, Volpi is sure to bring more to the plate and to its partners’ portfolios in the year to come.
Deli Market News congratulates Volpi on this incredible achievement!