Rust Belt Saucisson // Smoking Goose // Indianapolis, IN
There’s something about an old-world butcher shop. Bloodflecked aprons and dangling knives, gruesome anywhere else, are charming in the glow of cold-case bulbs and ham leg heat lamps. The warm, basement blanket musk of curing meat, the jolly butcher, the countertop jar of salty snacks — we can’t keep from sighing in reverie. Isn’t it only fair that the comfort we get from well-made charcuterie flow both ways? Good meat makes happy humans; Happy animals make good meat. That’s why Smoking Goose uses the best quality protein from local farms, mellow spice to let the meat shine, and natural casings and classic cold smoking for a handmade finish.