Marquette – 09/21/2011– The “Custom Cut Butcher” dropped by today for our Shopping Show edition and brought in several samples of his deliciously homemade pepperoni. However today we found out the true definition of pepperoni from the master himself. At first glance I could notice what Glenn had produced was not the typical diameter of most pepperoni that most consumers are accustomed to finding in the store. So here’s where our lesson begins: Pepperoni 101… Glenn continues by telling us the Italian process for pepperoni making. It’s authentic secret lies in the aging process, the pepperoni, after the meat has been seasoned and cased needs to naturally age in a room that has a specific temperature and humidity climate.
The aging process requires one to two months curing time, so this one particular meat product needs it’s own undisturbed place to process. So here’s the fork in the road for the pepperoni making of smokehouse Glenn. Since space at Northern Meats is limited, Glenn has chosen to process his pepperoni in a shorter time span. This actually makes his “pepperoni” a true meat stick or sausage variety. So does Glenn’s adaptive process take away from the quality of this product… by no means!
Glenn’s pepperoni, actually sausage is lean, moist and well balanced in flavor with his own spicing combination that is his trade secret but oh, so-o-o-o-o good!!! I learned from Glenn that since he can’t afford the space needed for the true aging process, he keeps his recipe diameter to the size of sausage so that the product will dry adequately in his prescribed process.
Glenn’s venison snack stick hot version was mildly spiced with cayenne pepper just enough to add a “zing” that is very tasty and delicious!!! Northern Meats’ sampling for today is definitely delicious and is an outstanding product that can satisfy any hunger urge for the need for delicious meat snack; convenient for all portable applications if you are planning a trip away from home, family interaction time where food is needed or just plain snack food during that movie, sports game or favorite show!!!! Northern Meats is the place for all your delicious meat entrees and snacks!!!!