One of the newest lines of salami added to our already large selection of fine crafted charcuterie, North Country started in 2014. James Forbes began the company as a chef-turned-artisan salami maker, wanting to create a product that stood out in the revived charcuterie market happening across the country. Located in Columbus, Ohio, James started the company, with his mom and brother joining soon after.
The Tripel Pigs is a personal favorite - but picking on one out of their line of production is no easy task. Using Cask Aged Tripel from Rockmill Brewery, the beer is made into a reduction and added to the salami in the early process of production. The beer helps with the fermentation process by allowing bacteria to feed off of the sugars, creating more lactic acids which aides in the life and flavor of the salami. When you taste this, it’s subtle at first, but evolves as it hits the different parts of the palate. It is really something quite remarkable and unique.
You can find North Country Charcuterie Tripel Pigs for $13.99 inside the Cheese Shop at both Jungle Jim’s locations.
The Cheese Shop