We tasted products from around the country to find the best of the best from small-production food artisans. By Cindy Hatcher
Photo: Travis Rathbone
Bolzano Artisan Meats Pancetta (from $10.50, 414-426-6380)
Milwaukee-based producer Scott Buer uses traditional dry-curing methods, extending the process to 30 days for added depth of flavor. There's a silky sweetness here that makes it one of the finest pancettas we have ever been lucky enough to taste.