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We are crafting traditional dry cured salame in Tecumseh MI and looking to be the 1st licensed producer to offer dry salame for sale!
We are crafting traditional dry cured salame in Tecumseh MI and looking to be the 1st licensed producer to offer dry salame for sale!
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John and I are creating the FIRST fermented dry-cured salame company in Michigan!

Named for the Berkshire Hogs-raised locally-we will be using in our salame!
Named for the Berkshire Hogs-raised locally-we will be using in our salame!

As experienced food producers and retailers for the last 13 years, we know this product is a great fit for us and Michigan consumers! Our suppliers are all Michigan companies as well and that is thrilling for us!

Pioneering is never easy...our license will be the same as a giant producer and as such some hefty price tags for equipment are included. We have already gotten all of our required equipment purchased as well as having our HACCP and state mandated plans approved (WHOO-HOO!)

 We are asking for your help in purchasing a WATER ACTIVITY METER. Basically this $2800 meter reads the moisture content in the fermented aged salame and is a critical step in ensuring that pathogens cannot survive and thus it is safe to eat. Very important overall, but very expensive in the scheme of things.

We are hoping that you are as excited as we are and may be willing to throw your hat in our ring. Salame will be produced immediately after the kickstarter closes and we should have a finished product on the shelves within about 4 weeks from that date.

Take a gander at a few test batches we have successfully produced:

Freshly stuffed casings ready to ferment and dry age!
Freshly stuffed casings ready to ferment and dry age!

 We are calling the company "Black Pig Salame Co." as we will be purchasing Berkshire Hog (and other primarily pastured pork) meat from local suppliers.

Another exciting aspect in the near future is the offering of NON PORK salame! Lamb, beef and more!

We anticipate selling at The Boulevard Market as well as local farmers markets we already sell cheese at and a few local food outlets locally.

Risks and challenges

John and I have already completed the most rigorous part of the project; an accepted HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points) plan and facility inspections which is really important for a safe and high quality product.
We have retail outlets and farmers markets that we participate in already so this product will be added to that line up.

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    "Be The First" - Taste Experience

    1 Ticket to our private launch party at The Boulevard Market! Be the first to taste Black Pig Salame! All the samples, beverages and a demonstration of our salame making techniques! Door prizes and Black Pig swag giveaways!
    Multiple dates to choose from TBA.

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    Gimme the Black Pig Goods

    A pound of Black Pig Salame in assorted sizes/styles (our choice) and a Black Pig Salame. Co T-shirt shipped right to your door!

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    Whole Hog

    A private tasting at The Boulevard Market for 6 people hosted by John and Erika. A 5 course food, salame, cheese and beverage pairing plus salame making demonstration. Date to be mutually agreed upon in advance.

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