Lardo di Colonnata

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Lardo is a type of salumi made by curing strips of fatback with rosemary and other herbs and spices.

lardo di colonnata

The word “lardo” translates as lard, and that’s what this is, thick fat with some thin streaks of red meat, cured with herbs, pepper, and salt. The best-known Italian lard is from a town called Colonnata, hence the name Lardo di Colonnata.

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Photo credits: Wikipedia, Agroturismoipitti

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