NORTHGLENN, Colo. – The Good Food Festival & Conference was the scene of the latest product launch by Niman Ranch — a portfolio of 23 artisan charcuterie products.
The line includes Genoa Salame, Capocollo, Hot Sopresatta, Pepperoni and Pancetta. A prosciutto will be released this summer.
The company described the charcuterie line as artisan crafted, made from heritage breed pork and old-world techniques. The products are free of artificial ingredients and preservatives, added fillers such as dried milk and corn syrup and are never heat treated.
“In response to the urging of chefs and specialty grocers who wanted a real choice in superior tasting charcuterie made humanely and sustainably by US family farmers, we created a new product category from our delicious tasting pork,” said Jeff Tripician, Niman Ranch general manager and CMO. “We are pleased to expand what we offer with a Niman Ranch charcuterie that shares the values of our customers.”
Niman Ranch said the company’s pork is third-party certified under the Certified Humane program and from hogs raised by a community of small, independent US family hog farmers. The company’s animal welfare standards mandate no antibiotics – ever; no gestation or farrowing crates; and never fed animal by-products. The pigs also must be raised outside or in deeply bedded pens.
“We knew in developing this line that it would be a superior product,” said Drew Calvert, senior director of new products for Niman Ranch. “When you age or cure meat, you remove the water and intensify the flavor. Our fresh pork is known as some of the best tasting in the marketplace. By starting with the finest tasting meat, the production techniques enhance the flavor and you can taste the difference.”