WBSIt has been a while since I have posted about my love of cured meats. I don’t indulge in Prosciutto, Salami, Capicola or other traditional Italian cold meats too often, but when I do I only want the best, like the fine meats of Creminelli.

About Creminelli Fine Meats: “From the outset, the goal of Creminelli Fine Meats has been to provide Americans with traditional Italian meat specialties some of which weren’t otherwise available in the U.S. and many of which are available only on a regional basis in Italy. We hope to improve the selection of fine meats in the U.S. and in so doing provide exciting new culinary experiences for Americans.”

I’ve ordered Creminelli’s Wild Boar salami: “Wild Boar salami is a mixture of wild boar and pork, seasoned with cloves and juniper berries for a robust yet sweet flavor. Creminelli’s Wild Boar Salami is a national food award finalist.”

I think a platter of cold meats, cheeses and grilled vegetables makes for a perfect late summer dinner.

BMDMeanwhile, the fine folks at Boccalone, another purveyor of fine meats, offer an alternative to a more traditional summer meal with their Mortadella Hot Dogs.

About Boccalone’s Mortadella Hot Dogs: “Ready for grilling! Mortadella is the original bologna, a delicate balance of fat, meat and spice, with a hint of pistachios and black peppercorns. Traditional Mortadella is made in a large casing and then sliced thin. We decided to see what would happen if we put it in a small casing and made a “hot dog.” We think you’ll agree that the result is delicious! The Mortadella Hot Dogs are fully cooked and can be heated up in your favorite manner. We like to grill them and serve on a bun with our Whole Grain Mustard and some house-made pickles. Incudes: Three 8-ounce packages of Mortadella Dogs.”

Find Creminelli Fine Meats online here.

Read more about all the products of Creminelli here.

See more about the products of Boccalone here.