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Perfect Pairs: The Best Cured Meats to Pair with Your Favorite Parodi

April 25, 2023

Italians (like us) take great pride in their traditional cured meats AND cigars. Italian cured meats are made using time-honored methods that have been passed down through generations, just like Avanti Cigars. Check out these tasty Parodi pairings that honor our Italian roots!

Kings and Pancetta

The Parodi Kings feature a blend of dark fire-cured tobacco with notes of peppery, roasted smoke. These cigars already offer a full-bodied smoking experience, but take it to the next level and pair it with pancetta. Pancetta is a type of Italian bacon that’s salty and rich. The pancetta will complement the dried fruity flavors and create the sweet and salty duo that works so well together.

Ammezzati and Bresaola

The Parodi Ammezzati is definitely a favorite among our smokers. It’s naturally smooth, but it gives a big and bold flavor. In order to match the strength, pair this cigar with Bresaola. Bresaola is thinly sliced beef with a distinct texture and complex flavor. This cured meat is often seasoned with black pepper and offers the perfect kick.

 Superiore and Finocchiona 

The Parodi Superiore is a balanced and long-lasting smoke that evolves with each inhale. The fruity to peppery transition stands out amongst others. To keep up with the pace of the Superiore, pair it with Finocchiona. Finocchiona is a type of salami that is zesty and sweet, thanks to the fennel seeds! The ever-changing combinations of this pairing will leave you satisfied.

Speciale and Soppressata

The Parodi Speciale has a bold flavor and a truly harmonic taste. This roasted and slightly spicy smoke will pair perfectly with soppressata. Soppressata is an Italian pork sausage seasoned with garlic, fennel, and oregano. It offers a slightly sweet aftertaste that will pair perfectly and enhance the nuanced spicy notes of the Speciale.

Have we convinced you to make a charcuterie board and order a new pack of Parodi? Head to our store to get yours now!