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Charcuterie at Home: Safety and Risks


With the DIY world a-booming, more and more folks at home are tackling food projects. A more ambitious choice is homemade charcuterie, which can yield delicious results, but should be undertaken with caution. If you’re thinking of curing your own salami, check out this blog on charcuterie safety and risks from Pastoral Artisan Cheese.

So how can a piece of meat that has never reached a temperature greater than 60 degrees be safe to eat? While that answer depends greatly on the project, the first line of defense in any charcuterie recipe is salt.

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Becca Haley-Park

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Rebecca Haley-Park is an assistant editor for culture: the word on cheese, and is responsible for all the delicious content on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. When not writing for the magazine you can find her creating cocktail recipes and pairing them with cheese.

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