We follow the same process as the pancetta above except we do not roll it. When it comes out of cure, we season it with fresh rosemary and cracked pepper, and then air-dry it. In ancient Italian times, Pancetta was pressed between granite slabs. This pancetta is sometimes easier to cook as it looks very similar to traditional bacon.
Coarsely ground Berkshire shoulders are mixed with some fat to give the desired marbling. After it is seasoned, cured and dried, the result is a sweet tasting cured salami that you would typically find in central Italy. There are many uses for sopressata including affettato misti and sandwiches.