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WATCH: Elias Cairo Gets Serious About Salami & Switzerland

Meat the World

Elias Cairo needed fresh, homemade salami in Portland for a picnic. When there wasn't any to be found, he used all the skills he learned in a remote corner of the Swiss Alps, to create Olympia Provisions, one of the USA's greatest charcuteries. Now, Eli is traveling with us to all his old haunts in the Swiss Alps, so we asked him how all this meat-making got started. Watch!

Switzerland with Elias Cairo

August 12-18, 2019

Join us on an incredible seven-day journey with Elias Cairo, the mastermind behind Portland’s iconic Olympia Provisions. The charcuterie extraordinaire is taking us on a greatest-hits grand tour of the mountain inns, restaurants, artisanal workshops where he once apprenticed, places where generations of knowledge and painstaking precision go into every slice of cured meat. Also with us is Jessica Hereth – Olympia Provisions’ sommelier, and one of Food & Wine‘s 2018 Sommeliers of the Year – introducing us to one of the world’s proudest, most overlooked wine-growing regions.

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