Salami & Cold Cuts lovers tour - Food & Wine tasting

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Artisanal Sausage Factory visit as butcher for a day

Masterclass in cured meats judging & wine pairing

Traditional Apulian lunch with Wine Spectator Top100 wines

The Apulian delicatessen artisans Cervelleras, invite you to observe their work and taste their meat specialties.

Experiencing food and wine luxury can sometimes mean touching the life and know-how of passionate artisans first hand.

Your private guide and a family of pig breeders (in the wild) and delicatessens producers will welcome you and explain the secrets of their products.

Then you will have lunch in their home-cooked wood-fired restaurant featuring the full range of their exceptional quality meats, accompanied by a wine from the Wine Spectator’s Top 100.

The “CAPOCOLLO di MARTINA FRANCA” CURED MEAT

A Slow Food Presidium for over 10 years the “Capocollo di Martina Franca”, known and appreciated since the eighteenth century throughout the Kingdom of Naples, is the most representative cured meat of the ancient “norcina martinese “ art.

Delicate and vinous, seasoned exclusively in our Trulli (UNESCO World Heritage) it features a soft red color with light veins of fat and spicy hints.

Puglia

LOCATION:
Strada Tre Piantelle Zona F n°19/A 74015 Martina Franca (TA)

STYLE OF EXPERIENCE:
FOOD GEMS – CURED MEAT ,COLD CUTS, SALAMI

DURATION:
Duration on-site (hours. ±1): 4

 

Our Capocollo di Martina Franca is handcrafted in 7 stages.

  • The cut: from our pigs raised in the wild in our woods we select the upper portion of the neck and part of the shoulder.
  • Salting: Capocollo is salted by hand in a mixture of salt, pepper and natural flavors for 10 days.
  • The marinade: subsequently the Capocollo is soaked in cooked wine for about 12 hours, to flavor the meat.
  • Stuffing: it is then manually stuffed by the master salami makers into pork casings and tied in a tight cloth.

This last step is important to allow the right seasoning of the Capocollo.

  • Drying: the next stage is drying in cool, well-ventilated places for about 10 days.
  • Smoking: thyme and fragno bark, an oak tree found only in the Bosco Pianelle di Martina Franca, give Capocollo di Martina Franca that unique and intense flavour.
  • Maturation: the Capocollo rests for 150 days in dry and ventilated places where the particular climate gives the product a unique and unmistakable flavour.

The TERRITORY

  • On the highest hill of the southern Murge, where the woods cover a large part of the territory, paying close attention to genetics and nutrition control, we breed and fatten our pigs free to roam in the woods, with the undergrowth plants and acorns that abound during summer and autumn.
  • Here, where flavors and aromas are as ancient as the majestic and centuries-old oaks of “Fragno”, our hand-made cured meats are smoked with oak bark and made ready to be tasted in all their flavor and unequaled delicacy after a patient seasoning.

The Cervelleras, father & sons

The Cervellera cured meats factory, within the immense “Valle d’Itria” valley, welcomes all the fans of the “Capocollo di Martina Franca” and all those who want to know the secrets of the production process and to enjoy the countryside environment of “Corte Dei Fragni” estate.

We are a distinguished firm among the great Italian food companies, that has been producing artisan cured meats for over 40 years: rolled “pancetta”, “guanciale”, “soppressata”, salami, lard, larded loin and primarily the “Capocollo di Martina Franca”.

Join our family of breeders-cured meat producers

  • Meeting with your private guide
  • Reception by your private Tutor with welcome aperitif-coffee
  • Visit to the salami factory: you can watch all the stages of processing different types of salami, starting from the meats of our farms
  • Tale of the production of Capocollo di Martina Franca.
  • Tasting of cured meats with a glass of Primitivo wine, a mini-course on “judging” cured meats, usually reserved for professionals.

The Meat Lover’s Lunch (sample, it could vary seasonally)

Lunch in the rustic location, managed by our family, “Braceria Rosso di Sera”:

  • Seasoned artisanal bruschetta
  • Wonderful Capocollo of Martinafranca
  • Mixed roast with our “bombette martinesi” (meat rolls from our pigs, stuffed with cheese breaded with herbs and cooked on wood grills
  • Side dishes
  • Typical Apulian desserts.
  • All paired with Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wine “Tormaresca, Primitivo Salento Torcicoda”.

ON REQUEST

  • FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING IN LUXURY CAR, LIMO, VAN OR HELICOPTER with English speaking professional driver/pilot. Departure from any main location, example Rome, Civitavecchia, Livorno, La Spezia, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Venice etc.
  • PRO Photographer/videomaker
  • Mr. Marco Tenerini as your “emotional storytelling guide” for the whole day.

PRICES

From 330

Rates per person:

ADULT (≥18 yo):
Pax 2: € 800
Pax 3: € 550
Pax 4: € 470
Pax 5: € 420
Pax 6: € 330
Pax 7: € 330
Pax 8: € 330
MINOR ( yo): NA
INFANT ( yo): NA

Prices for experience only; ask for transfers prices.
Just tell us how many people and your starting location.

SUPERSTARS

  • Giuseppe Cervellera, father, and his 2 sons, Gianluca and Andrea

TOP PRODUCTS

  • Capocollo di Martina Franca
  • Bombette di Martina Franca
  • Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wine “Tormaresca, Primitivo Salento Torcicoda”
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STEP BY STEP

  • Meeting with your private guide
  • Reception by your private Tutor with welcome aperitif-coffee
  • Visit to the salami factory
  • Storytelling about the production of Capocollo di Martina Franca
  • Guided tasting of cured meats
  • Mini-course on “judging” cured meats
  • Transfer to our rustic restaurant
  • Enjoy “The Meat Lover’s Lunch”
  • Meat at lunch paired with Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wine “Tormaresca, Primitivo Salento Torcicoda”
  • Goodbye

 

SUPERSTARS

  • Giuseppe Cervellera, father, and his 2 sons, Gianluca and Andrea

TOP PRODUCTS

  • Capocollo di Martina Franca
  • Bombette di Martina Franca
  • Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wine “Tormaresca, Primitivo Salento Torcicoda”

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