Cotechino is a type of cooked sausage, probably originating from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and later spread to all regions of northern Italy. It owes its name to the rind, pork rind, and takes local names depending on the area in which it is produced. Tradition has it that it is the dish that is consumed on the first day of the year (or the last) accompanied by lentils.
Our producer, Salumificio Romano Mainelli created their own version according to the Piedmont tradition, flavoured with Moscato Grappa (1%) and presented in a vintage-but-cool metal tin case. It’s the perfect product for an Italian Christmas here in our region.
Cotechino is really simple to cook: put 2/3 litres of water in a pot and turn on the stove. Remove the Cotechino from the metal tin case, and still sealed in the bag, place it in the water for at least 30 minutes. Voilà! Remove it from the pot, cut the bag to let the juices come out and serve it with lentils (tradition has it that if you eat them for New Year’s Eve, they’ll bring you money!)
Gluten Free – Dairy Free – GMO Free