All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life.
Boccalone, chef Chris Cosentino's temple to the art of preserving pork with the simple motto of "Tasty Salted Pig Parts," offers a subscription service called the Salumi Society. Gift your red-blooded sweetie with a meat mystery box delivered to their door each month. Boccalone makes more than 20 different kinds of salumi and fresh sausages and will cram a box full of a different selection each time. Salumi include varieties like black truffle mortadella and the spicy, spreadable Nduja while the sausages range from breakfast and Italian to traditional blood sausage.
Extra bits like lardo might be included as another arsenal for their carnivorous cooking needs. Salumi Society subscriptions are available in three- ($66 per month), six- ($63 per month), and 12-month ($58 per month) options. Salumi Society rules are probably a little more fun than regular society rules.