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An open-source, educational approach to sharing the complex process of becoming a USDA-certified meat processor.
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    The Shout::

    Show your support for our open-sourced education model.

    You will be individually thanked on our website, undergroundfoodcollective.org. We appreciate you.

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    One Salami::

    You'll receive 1 hand-crafted Underground Meats salami right to your door! The salami is made in Madison, WI, and will be a stick from our small format product line: Saucisson Sec, Goat Salami, Spanish Chorizo or the Finocchiona.

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    Two Salami::

    You'll receive 2 hand-crafted Underground Meats salami right to your door. The salami is made in Madison, WI, and will be two different sticks from our small format product line: Saucisson Sec, Goat Salami, Spanish Chorizo or the Finocchiona.

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    One Bag and One Big Salami::

    You'll receive a limited-run Underground Meats screen-printed canvas bag PLUS two hand-crafted Underground Meats salami right to your door.
    The bags- from the lovely Baggu in NYC - are made of 100% recycled cotton, and screenprinted with the Underground Meats logo. The salami will be from our 5 oz large diameter product line which could be our Peperone, Soppressata, or our Tuscan Salami.

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    The Tour::

    You'll be invited to tour our Underground Meats meat-processing facility in downtown Madison, Wi. You'll be able to experience, step-by-step, how we produce our own salami, and then taste different types of hand-crafted salami at the end of the tour.

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    The Holiday :: Enjoy the delivery of a packed-full holiday gift box featuring: four types of our charcuterie, artisan cheese, an assortment of Underground-Made pickles, jams and cookies/crackers, all packaged up and delivered right to your door, or gifted to another!

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    The Pass :: THREE TIMES, walk into Forequarter restaurant and get seated at the next available seat. Find the host, flash your pass, and your party of two can skip the 1.5hr wait to get a table at the nationally-acclaimed restaurant. We'll have our daily cheese plate ready to greet you as you sit, on the house. THREE TIMES!

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    The Ticket:: You'll receive one ticket to our hands-on Whole Hog Breakdown Class. Classes are held monthly, includes lunch & refreshments from Underground Catering, and we send you home with 8lbs of the meat you've butchered.

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    The Subscription::

    Join our first-ever salami club! You'll be granted a one year Underground Meats Salami Subscription. Sample our entire collection over the course of one year, including our limited edition holiday recipes; each month's bounty includes the salami of the month description as well a personalized note from the meat experts.

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    The Knowledge ::

    You'll be granted the once in a lifetime opportunity to intern alongside our crew of experts at Underground Meats for up to three days PLUS a custom, limited-run screen-printed Underground Meats tote. Learn the ins and outs of our state-registered meat processing facility. Includes a full tour of Underground Meats and Underground Butcher. Take home up to 8 lbs of your own butchered heritage-breed pork goods.

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    The Real Deal ::
    We look forward to providing you with our expert online consultation to HELP DELIVER YOUR BUSINESS ITS VERY OWN HACCP. Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to make your salami-making safe, or your commercial business is looking to make the next big step, we've been there. We will share with you our resources, answer any and all questions and tackle that dreaded HACCP together.

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    The Decadence::

    You'll be offered a private salami & cheese party for 6. We can send one of our salami experts into your (presumably Madison-area) home to showcase a tasting of Underground Meats salamis, as well as artisanal Wisconsin cheeses. Your personal caterer will be available to discuss the salami-making process with your group. Shipping options available, outside 120 miles. Includes pickles, olives & breads.

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    The Butcher's Day::

    You and six friends will receive a private Whole Hog Breakdown class at our Underground Meats facility in Madison, WI. We provide the pigs, and everyone can take home 8lbs of their own butchered heritage-breed pork cuts.

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    Dinner & A Show: A 6-course family-style dinner for you and six friends at our nationally acclaimed restaurant Forequarter located in Madison, WI PLUS a private tour of our state-registered (soon to be USDA-regulated!) Underground Meats meat-processing facility in downtown Madison, Wi.

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    Rock the House :: Forequarter restaurant is YOURS for a night. Pick 30 of your closest friends, pick your favorite Monday night, and throw the best party you'll ever have. Food and drinks are on us.

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