Passion for Pork

Valbella Gourmet Foods – Made in Alberta Proscuitto

Sharman - Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Last night I went to the first of a series of four dinners in Edmonton during the month of June called Taste Alberta Tuesdays.

Anti Pasti - Taste Alberta Tuesday with Chef Cory Welsch

Chef Cory Welsch created a 4-course $50 Taste Alberta menu packed with local ingredients from Alberta producers. First up was the ANTI PASTI with wild arugula, Valbella proscuitto, The Cheesiry’s sheep’s pecorino, and a Meadow Sweet Honey and Mighty Trio canola oil vinaigrette.

Prepping station at Moriarty's Bistro & Wine Bar

The plate comprised of all local ingredients was delicious, but I was excited to see an Alberta-made prosciutto as a feature on Chef Welsch’s opening dish.

Valbella Gourmet Foods Proscuitto with wild arugula, sheep's pecorino, honey vinaigrette

Valbella Gourmet Foods was started in 1978 by Walter and Leonie von Rotz in Canmore, Alberta. Lately I’ve noticed their European style sausages, hams and air dried meats have been finding their way onto more and more charcuterie plates at restaurants around the province.

I think their prosciutto is sinfully delicious and perfect for sandwiches, served fresh on pizza, or as a star on a charcuterie platter.

To pick up some of their incredible prosciutto patrons can stop by their deli in Canmore, or pop into any Sunterra Market in Edmonton or Calgary.

Valbella Gourmet Foods Charcuterie Platter

In Calgary, Valbella Gourmet Food products are also available at the following locations:

Second to None Meats, Mission Store (4th Street)
#3 – 2100, 4th St. SW,

Second to None Meats, Macleod Trail Store
7400 Macleod Trail South

Second to None Meats, Willow Park Village Store
#114, 10816 Macleod Trail SE

Jackson’s Deli
Calgary Farmer’s Market
H6, 4421 Quesnay Wood Drive SW

Janice Beaton Fine Cheese
Mount Royal Shop: 1017 – 16 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
Kensington Shop: 1249 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, AB

Calgary Meats
1204 Edmonton Trail NE
Calgary, AB