Bresaola is one of my favorite italian cured meats and now is available also in the US at Whole Foods, Bristol Farms or pre-packaged at Trader Joe’s.
Bresaola is air-dried, salted beef that has been aged two or three months until it becomes hard and turns a dark red, almost purple colour. It is made from top (inside) round, and is lean and tender, with a sweet, musty smell. It originated in Valtellina, a valley in the Alps of northern Italy’s Lombardy region.
Bresaola could be an Antipasto or Secondo.
We use to serve Bresaola dressed with the juice of half lemon squeezed, a pinch of grounded black pepper and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano.
Buon Appetito =)