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Guanciale on Arthur Avenue? And a few other AA questions


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Guanciale on Arthur Avenue? And a few other AA questions

Extelleron | Aug 7, 2012 08:45 PM

I'm wondering if there is a store which sells Guanciale on Arthur Avenue? I'd imagine there has to be but I can't find any definite info online. I've been to Arthur Avenue many times before but I only recently discovered guanciale so I can't recall if I've ever seen it before. Does Calabria sell it perhaps? And I'm wondering if anyone has experience buying a ton of guanciale, vacuum sealing it, and freezing it for later usage. I've only had guanciale once and left it on the counter and used it within a week, so I have no clue how to store it.

I'm also wondering a bit about Calandras cheese shop, because I have never been there before. Is the fresh mozzarella as good as Casa Della and are there any other must tries?

The other thing I've been wondering is about potential differences in quality for some staple foods among the shops in the area - particularly, the Prosciutto di Parma for example. I've always been getting it at Teitel Bros who have an unbeatable price of ~$15/lb. Usually I've been satisfied but last time I was unhappy with the quality of the Prosciutto I bought. I've never actually bought Prosciutto anywhere else on Arthur Avenue to compare to, does anyone think the Prosciutto somewhere else would be better? I'd imagine since it's imported it should all be the same, but perhaps that isn't the case. Does anyone sell Prosciutto di San Daniele on AA? I had some for the first time on a trip to Seattle and it was amazing.,

Thanks guys!

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