Boetto

Boetto

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Fabrizio and Daniele Tarrocchione represent the fourth generation of the family that runs this butcher’s shop, which their great grandparents, Paolo and Carolina Boetto, opened in the centre of Pont Canavese in 1931, followed by their grandparents Giovanni and Luigina. The two brothers’ day begins at dawn, when they butcher local cattle and pigs to make their excellent charcuterie, which bear the “Gran Paradiso” quality trademark. Worthy of special mention are the Pra d’la Féra raw salami, prosciutto di Pont aged 15 months, smoked mocetta, chamois venison, with herbs, Valle Orco speck, coppa (cured pork shoulder) and aromatized lardo. In addition to charcuterie, the shop, run by the brothers’ mother, Sandra Boetto, sells classic cuts of fresh beef, veal and pork, and also has a deli specialised in local Canavese specialties, such as agnolotti in gravy from the roast, and sweet and sour onions. Boetto also has a trout farm at Tarrocchione, a few kilometres away, where it raises tens of thousands of fry, which grow in 15 or so tanks up to three kilos in weight. Trout may be bought whole or in fillets, in carpione (marinated in vinegar and onions), and cold-smoked. Closed on Wednesday and Sunday.