Food – Runner-Up
Made in Calgary
VDG Salumi’s Finocchiona is a traditional small-batch salami made with high-quality pork shoulder, fennel seed and fennel pollen. Created by VDG Salumi’s team of trained chefs, this salami is cured and then dry-aged for four-to-six weeks. VDG Salumi works with local Alberta farmers, but the company’s knowledge of curing meats comes all the way from Italy, where founder Stuart Kirton spent time learning to cure with traditional methods. VDG’s wares are authentic enough that they are carried at the Italian Centre Shop in Calgary, in addition to a number of other specialty food shops around the province.
Photograph: Jared Sych | Writer: Amber McLinden
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Made in Alberta Awards
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