Neighborhood Salumeria Il Porcellino First in Denver to Cure Own Meats

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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