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Food Souvenirs - Meat - Rome

Many thanks for recommendations. Really looking forward to volpetti. I'll try to write a trip report on my experience.

Jun 07, 2011
LaMarsaExpat in Italy

Food Souvenirs - Meat - Rome

Thank you, Jen. I appreciate the advice. We are returning to North Africa where we are not subject to the same kind of restrictions as back home in the U.S. So thankfully, this won't be an issue. And likewise, since the population here generally avoids pork, we don't have any real commercial access to Italian meat, so now is the opportunity to load up!

Jun 06, 2011
LaMarsaExpat in Italy

Food Souvenirs - Meat - Rome

I've been enjoying reading all of the great advice on foodstuffs to bring back from Rome.

I'll be traveling to Rome this month, and I would love some advice on the best place to buy packaged/cured meats and particular kinds to bring back with us. In particular, I would welcome advice on the best prosciutti and salumi and if there are any canned terrines or pates that are worth looking out for.

5BEdited to add] By the way, I realize this is a very broad request. My wife and I love French charcuterie, and are not very familiar with anything beyond the basics of this cuisine in Italy. So we'd love advice that would guide us toward products that may not be available in outside of Italy or that are particularly special. :)

I've seen that Volpetti and Roscioli seem to have a great selection of these kinds of items. Is this correct, or are there other stores I should look out for?

I assume that there vacuum packing would allow us to keep any cured meats unrefrigerated for 24-48 hours. Do these shops have minimum weight requirements?

Many thanks for responding to my first chowhound post!

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Roscioli
Via dei Giubbonari 21/23, Rome, Lazio 00186, IT

Jun 06, 2011
LaMarsaExpat in Italy