September 23, 2011 - Salumeria Italiana

city wine toursCityWine Tours brings a group through the North End every Saturday. After a few stops tasting wines, they're ready for something to eat and to pair with wines. Salumeria Italiana offers them tastes of cheeses, cured meats, and olive oils to add to the oenophile education. After all, one does not live by wine alone. Here's what two participants, who write a blog, said about the store and about Chef Raymond who told them all about cheeses, meats and EVOO. 

We love these tours and all of the visitors who come through -- Simmons College nutrition and nursing students who want to know about extra virgin olive oil and how to tell the good stuff, a tour from California curious about the store's history and its links to Italy, and the regulars at Saturday tastings who drop in to see what cheeses are especially wonderful that week. 

Almost everyone gets a taste of Rubio Aged Balsamic Vinegar before they go -- a delicious way to remember Salumeria Italiana.