Neighborhood Salumeria Il Porcellino First in Denver to Cure Own Meats


Denver's Il Porcellino, which opened this fall in the Berkeley neighborhood, has become the first operation in Denver to run an in-house curing program for its meats. Offering a variety of salumi to local Denverites, Il Porcellino aims to be a simple neighborhood salumeria that provides locals with a selection of rotating cured meats alongside local cheeses, jams, and other Denver-made products. 

Co-owned by Brian Albano and Bill Miner, Il Porcellino also serves soups, sandwiches and salads that feature their salumi alongside other fresh, seasonal produce. Operating in a relatively small space, crammed with carving equipment, a prep area, and a fermentation chamber, Albano and Miner are still able to bring in about three pigs a week and have no plans of slowing down anytime soon. Read More