At Tip-Top Meat, we offer the best of cold meats. With such variety, the world of deli meat can seem confusing. Whatever your preference there’s a cold meat for you! Below you’ll find a list of popular deli meats that are widely available.
A cured Spanish sausage made from pork, garlic, black pepper and smoked paprika. This deli meat has a rich, red colour. You can eat chorizo can raw, but you get the best taste when cooked. Chorizo can be a tasty cold starter or pack explosive flavour into simple dishes like omelettes. You should keep chorizo in an air-tight container and eat it within 5 days of opening.
Pancetta is like a sort of Italian bacon. It is a dry-cured pork belly left to age for at least three months covered in salt and spices. You should keep this deli meat in the fridge and use it within 4 days of opening.
This is a cold meat that is much like pancetta, but comes from the pork leg. Prosciutto cures for 9 – 18 months in a cold environment. Keep prosciutto in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.
Pepperoni is a spicy, cured sausage that’s made from pork or beef, or a mixture of the two mixed with pepper and spices. It’s usually sold pre-packed in the deli meats section. You should wrap it in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge for up to two weeks.
This falls into the “Cooked” category of deli meats. Mortadella is a type of cooked salami and the largest of all the sausages in the cold meat world. This delicious deli meat most often comes cut into paper-thin slices. You should place mortadella in an airtight container, and keep it in the fridge for up to two days.
Chicken can be one of the more economically friendly cold meat options. It’s delicious, and also one of the healthier meats available. This deli meat comprises a mixture of chicken meat and seasonings. It’s pressed into shape before baking. You should keep chicken roll cold meats in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.
Salami is a cured sausage made from pork, beef or veal with garlic and herb flavourings. To make salami cold meats, the raw sausage goes through stages. These stages include salting, drying, and sometimes smoking and fermentation. Through this, it becomes a hard sausage. The word salami comes from the Italian word sale, which means salt. Through most of Europe, cured sausages are a firm favourite. You should refrigerate salami in an airtight container and consume within two days.
You make beef pastrami cold meats by coating corned beef with pepper and spices. Then, you smoke the meat. One of the most popular cold meats today, beef pastrami is one of the best cold meats to use in a sandwich. Place pastrami in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to two days.