This classic Italian cold cut is the Italian grandfather of baloney (United States). Produced in Bologna, in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, the pork meat is ground to a paste with pistachios and bits of neck fat mixed in. After being seasoned with black peppercorns (formerly myrtle berries), black pepper, flattened, and cooked, this gourmet deli meat takes on sweet, rich, and briny flavors and a silky texture.
How to Eat This Meat Called Mortadella
The most common way to enjoy this Italian pork meat is by making thin slices of mortadella and putting it in a sandwich with cheese slices. Unlike baloney lunch meat, mortadella is an Italian cold cut that also has its place in gourmet restaurants. Chefs love frying it, stuffing it in pasta, and even grinding it up into meatballs!
Where to Buy Mortadella Bologna
Supermarket Italy offers Italian pork fat meat made by a wide range of top-rated brands, that you will not find at the local deli counter, such as Parmacotto, Mastro, and Rovagnati. Options range from one pound to more than 10 pounds! Many of our products are IGP. (Protected geographical Indication).