Tuscany: A butcher shop for longer then our country’s been a country.
Posted on 31 Jul ’12 by Earl Moore
If you’re a vegetarian you may want to turn back and skip this post.
Founded in 1729, the “Antica Macelleria Falorni” is one of Italy’s most famous butcher shops located in the main piazza of Greve in Chianti, Tuscany.
It was during one of our drive-abouts we stopped to walk among the shops of Greve in Chianti and found Antica Macelleria Falorni.
If it hadn’t been for one of our friends on the trip I would have missed this shop as my walking had taken me past it. Lucky he said something and I walked back to look around and take photos. I was glad I did.
There was so much on display, so many different types, different cuts along with the garlic, peppers and spices hanging it was a bit over-whelming to the senses.
There was also much history on display in the form of photos and equipment used long ago in their business. You could easily get a sense of the past and the shops long existence.
The prices were sobering but perhaps within reason for the finest of meats…
Fillet of Beef, 38+ Euro ($47+) for a potion I couldn’t make out on the photo below, perhaps a KG (2.2 lbs).
Minced Beef (hamburger), 10+ Euro ($13+) for that same portion, perhaps a KG.
If I could have figured out a way to bring back one of the prosciutto’s I would have — I love Italian prosciutto thin sliced.
Yet another “flavor” of Italy discovered.
I did a little split toning, letting the shadows drift a little into reddish tones, with these photos. There were naturally lots of reds and reddish reflections anyway so I played upon that somewhat.