UMAi Pancetta

CaseT

TVWBB Gold Member
Cash and Carry our local restaurant supply has started carrying these fresh bellies. They aren't full bellies. Which is perfect for a project like this. If I want a full one I can go to Costco. Per pound price is the same at both places right now.

Started this on Saturday. Will be ready in a month or two. Will do a 2 week cure +/-. Then into the UMAi bag until I lose 40% of the weight.

I'll check back in after the cure with some rolled photos.







Back in a few weeks!
 

JimK

TVWBB Olympian
Very interesting! Never heard of the UMAi bags - looks like a cool product. Now you have me wanting to make some prosciutto.
 

Rich G

TVWBB Guru
Keeping an eye on this one, Case. I've got an UMAI kit that someone gave me for Xmas, and haven't done anything with it yet. I've got a couple of coppa/money muscles that I separated from a couple butts waiting in the freezer for me to get off my rear and make some coppa. Let us know your experience!

R
 

CaseT

TVWBB Gold Member
I'v used the UMAI bags with great success. I believe your gonna love the results.
This is my second go with UMAi. I have a Bresaola curing right now. It's been bagged and in the fridge for a week, lost about 12% so far. I have made pancetta and bresaola before just not with the UMAi.
 

JeffG

TVWBB Guru
Had to look up UMAI bags. Case, where did you learn how to make and cook all these different recipes you post?

Cant wait too see the finished product.
 

CaseT

TVWBB Gold Member
Had to look up UMAI bags. Case, where did you learn how to make and cook all these different recipes you post?

Cant wait too see the finished product.
My family likes to cook. Learned a bunch from parents and grandparents. The rest I do a bunch of reading and research on
 

JeffG

TVWBB Guru
3 generations of cooking, with a sous chef in training...always enjoy your posts Case.

Thanks.
 

CaseT

TVWBB Gold Member
Done with the cure, time to dry thing out.

Rolled and bagged











Time for more waiting...
 

Rich G

TVWBB Guru
Looking good already, Case! I still have my starter pack of Umai stuff sitting around.....need to get some meat in the cure!

R
 

CaseT

TVWBB Gold Member
Looking good already, Case! I still have my starter pack of Umai stuff sitting around.....need to get some meat in the cure!

R
Mine sat in my "curing box" way too long! I have a hunk of loin that is going to be started soon. I still have to break out the smaller bags for making pepperoni, sopresstta, etc.
 

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