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Title: Where to buy thin-sliced prosciutto locally?
Post by: Shelby2 on February 27, 2009, 12:31:08 AM
Where can I find thin-sliced prosciutto; does Italian Farms carry it? 

Title: Re: Where to buy thin-sliced prosciutto locally?
Post by: michaelb on February 27, 2009, 10:35:22 AM
Almost almost what you asked for.  http://www.despanabrandfoods.com/

They're a Spanish foods importer.

They have a shop on Northern Blvd and 87th street.  I only mention it because I walked past it about three thousand times before I read on the internet that they have imported hams.  Plenty of Prosciutto-like meats to be had.

Check for store hours since they don't keep regular retail hours (not open Sundays).  They appear to be wholesalers but they happily sell retail.

They carry Jamón ibérico which is how I found out about them.
Title: Re: Where to buy thin-sliced prosciutto locally?
Post by: toddg on February 27, 2009, 03:25:11 PM
And lots of yummy free samples on Saturdays.
Title: Re: Where to buy thin-sliced prosciutto locally?
Post by: Shelby2 on February 28, 2009, 03:25:57 PM
Thanks for the suggestions.  I ended up going to Ottomanelli Butcher in Woodside because I've been wanting to check it out.  Nice place!  Extremely friendly butcher named Frank.  Customers are greeted by name, and Frank asked my name, presumably so he can greet me by name next time.  Lots of signs hanging about being chosen for the Zagat guide, and a huge one with compliments by Emeril Lagasse.  Prosciutto was $19.99 a pound.

Italian Farms also has it for the same price.
Title: Re: Where to buy thin-sliced prosciutto locally?
Post by: Shelby2 on March 06, 2009, 12:14:26 AM
The packaged prosciutto at Trader Joe's is half the price ($10 a pound).  I wonder if maybe it's domestic instead of imported?  The butcher at Otomanelli told me there is no comparison in terms of the taste, and this is essentially what I had already read online.
Title: Re: Where to buy thin-sliced prosciutto locally?
Post by: hunnybear on March 06, 2009, 07:29:23 AM
compare on northern sells it they have it packaged near the deli they also carry a variety of italian cheeses too.
Title: Re: Where to buy thin-sliced prosciutto locally?
Post by: linette on March 06, 2009, 07:46:42 AM
I think you can also get it pre-packaged at Sapori d'Ischia in Woodside.