Long story: Italians refer to a refined gentleman as gentile (pronounced kinda like jen-TEA-lay). Centuries ago, the salame made with the most delicate and expensive portion of the casing went to the nobility and ended up with the gentile name, too. Smoking Goose's latest limited release from our Small Batch Salumi Series is stuffed into that same gentile portion of the casing. It takes more skill and patience to use, but provides the ideal environment for full and flavorful fermentation. Gentile Giant is a special meat treat that's big on flavor (like a giant) but refined (since we should all treat ourselves like nobility).
This slender, long salame is easy to slice. We prefer the traditional cut on a sharp bias for a long, thin piece.
Serve with brandy-based cocktails, spiced pecans, and aged sheep's milk cheeses.
around 1.5 lb each, not sliced