While you may think it’s way too early to start thinking about Christmas shopping, someone you know has probably gotten it all done already.
Here’s a terrific idea and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your keyboard.
Carnivore Club is a subscription service that delivers all kinds of delicious charcuterie—from prosciuttos and salamis to all kinds of jerky.
What’s great about it (and what makes it an excellent gift), is that you can choose how many boxes to get.
If you just want to try it for a month, you can. If you want to go all in (or be a really generous friend), do it for a year.
The Accidental Locavore’s first box (given to me by Carnivore Club) was filled with jerky and while I’m sort of on the fence about beef jerky, the bacon jerky was incredible!
It disappeared in a couple of days and will get reordered (or I’ll try making my own).
The newest box (also given by Carnivore Club) arrived a couple of weeks ago and features salami, nudja and pancetta from Alle-Pia in California.
If you’re new to nudja (pronounced n-DOO-ya), it’s a very trendy salami spread.
The first time I tried it, I was underwhelmed, but this one is very different. It’s a blend of salami mixed with sundried tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and red chile peppers, so it packs a bit of a kick. Yummy with crackers or possibly, as they suggest, as a pizza topping.
There’s a nice hunk of pancetta that we haven’t broken into yet, but might inspire a pasta carbonara dinner.
And two salamis; Tartufo and Cacciatorino.
Of course, the one we dove into first was the Tartufo Salami. Being a total truffle fiend, I couldn’t wait to try it! The truffles are not overwhelming, more of a whisper, which made Frank (who overdosed on truffles one fall in Umbia) a fan. Since I’m never convinced that there is such a thing as too much truffle, I would have liked it to be a little more assertive.
The Cacciatorino, or hunter’s salami, had a mild taste with hints of juniper and Chianti—a terrific combination! According to the brochure that comes with every Carnivore Club box, the name comes because they’re small salamis, easily carried in a hunter’s bag (and good in case you come home empty handed).
So, if you’re looking for a good gift for yourself, or a loved one, treat yourself to a box (or two, or three) from Carnivore Club. If you order by December 15th, they guarantee delivery by Christmas.
I have it from a very reliable source there’s more nudja in the holiday box. Enjoy!