The Norcineria, or speciality butcher shop, is one of Castelli Romani’s most important traditions. Luckily no part of the pig is wasted here. The pig provides fresh or aged produce: porchetta (roast pork), guanciale (pork jowl), sausage and naturally the typical coppiette (strips of dried pork). The butchers hand down their ancient art from father to son and are great connoisseurs of local produce. They will be able to advise on the best products to try in order to discover the local flavours and accompany your tasting session with the perfect wine or craft beer. If you are keen to learn the secrets of the Castelli Romani Norcineria, visit the Antica Salumeria Gaffi in Monte Compatri or the Antica Salumeria Castelli di Frascati.
Photo credits: @Edoardo Podo