coppa di piacentina

/KOHP-pah dee pyah-chehn-TEE-nah/

A commonly available salami-like sausage made from the shoulder and neck meat of pork, boned, dried, pressed and matured inside a pig's bladder and then preserved in olive oil. It is cheaper, and fattier, than prosciutto and similar to pancetta. The coppa is the tub in which the meat is pressed.

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