As hard as it is to admit it, there are more options out there than standard American Bacon when you're looking for your pork fix — with Bacons of the World ($300), you get all the bacon this great nation has to offer, plus a few bonuses. With your purchase, you'll receive quarterly shipments of five pounds each, made up of half American Bacon, and half a second type. You'll get Guanciale, unsmoked Italian pig cheek; English Bacon, smoked loin with belly attached; Pancetta, the Italian cousin of American Bacon; and Holiday Bacon, a specially seasoned version of American Bacon.
If you like your meats cured, fermented, and dried, then odds are, the Salami of the Month Club ($140-$385) was made for you. This is some of the best salami you can find — it's hand butchered from fresh Northwest pork to 100% lean, and only then is hand-cut fatback added for marbling. All the ingredients, including garlic and spices, are freshly chopped and ground in-house, so you know you're getting the best stuff possible. Depending on what you order, you can get one, two, or three salamis delivered to your doorstep each month, selected from an available 12 varieties. Included with each order are detailed tasting notes, meant to give you guidance on the best way to enjoy each one.
Step into the challenging, yet rewarding, culinary world of home charcuterie with these Hi Mountain Sausage Making Kits ($20 and up). Perfect for the novice who has always wanted to make sausage in his kitchen, or for the experienced home cook who's looking for something a little bit different, these kits include everything you need except for the meat. With seasonings and casings for up to 30 pounds of sausage, these kits are available in a wide range of flavor options, including: german sausage, bratwurst, polish sausage, jalapeño summer sausage, and more. All that's left for you to do is head down to the butcher, pick up a bunch of meat, and start stuffing.