|Tamworth Finocchiona Salami|
2.) This is my first time using European hemp twine to tie up my salami. Along with being stronger than regular butcher's twine, the hemp twine gives the salami a beautiful, rustic look.
3.) I usually use the starter culture T-SPX for inoculating salami, but this batch was inoculated with B-LC-007. B-LC-007 is considered a superior strain to T-SPX, as you get the gentle, less-acidic flavor T-SPX is known for, but B-LC-007 has added protections against listeria, gives better color retention, and reduces the final amounts of nitrites in the finished product.
All three of these items came from the Craft Butcher's Pantry, which I purchased at the Kunekune workshop last month. I'm very excited to taste this in the coming months, although I do feel bad for the guy that has to slip hog casings inside one another for a living.