Holiday Meat Guide
YOUR GUIDE TO BROWSING CARALUZZI'S HOLIDAY MEAT SELECTION.
Caraluzzi's Spiral Cut Ham
Our premium spiral cut ham comes to us from small pork producers that still do things the traditional way with quality product and no short cuts. Naturally smoked to perfection, each ham also comes with a glaze packet to ensure superior succulence and flavor.
Caraluzzi’s Premium Boneless Hams
Our premium boneless hams are hand selected, hand trimmed, netted and naturally slow smoked to perfection. We offer two types one of which is part of our growing line of Pure Pork which is produced from antibiotic free animals with no preservatives and naturally cured. Our Pure Pork Ham is also offered sliced in our deli department so ask to try a slice, it’s so tender you won’t believe it.
From New England’s largest producer of hams comes this traditional hardwood smoked, meat lover’s favorite made with from the highest quality cuts of pork. While we carry the boneless hams and ham steaks year-round, Triple M’s special spiral cut half ham is just here for the holidays.
Smithfield’s famously fully cooked, hickory-smoked Spiral Sliced Hams are expertly crafted, perfectly cooked, uniformly sliced and available in a variety of delicious glaze flavors. Also available in a boneless spiral cut or bone-in portions as well.
Also available: Carando Spiral Hams • Cooks Spiral Hams • Boar's Head Boneless Hams
Since our early days, we’ve been known for our superior quality meat and, above all, our extensive selection of beef. When you're looking to entertain this season, talk to our butchers first! They know which cuts are made to impress.
Certified Angus Beef Prime
The best of the best, the most luxurious beef available represents the top 1.5% of all beef. The very best melt-in-your-mouth beef in the world revered by the world's finest restaurants.
Certified Angus Beef
This beef is a top cut above the rest, with only 8% of all beef earning the Certified Angus Beef title. Passing a rigorous 10 point inspection to qualify, CAB offers superior marbling that ensures every bite is flavorful, tender and juicy.
Certified Angus Beef Natural
CAB Natural meets all the high standards of its conventional counterpart with one addition – the “Never, Never, Never” policy. Never any antibiotics. Never any hormones. Never anything but all natural, vegetarian feed. It’s simply the finest all natural beef on the market.
Caraluzzi's Pure Beef
100% grass fed and finished beef that's full of flavor, without the nonsense. Never given antibiotics, hormones or growth promotants. It's not only 100% natural and healthier than others, but it's also amazingly marbled for juicy, flavorful and tender steaks and roasts. Plus Caraluzzi's Pure Beef is available ground fresh in our butcher shop.
That Special Cut
Caraluzzi’s works to ensure that every cut of meat we sell is special. But when great just isn’t good enough, we offer elegant options to elevate any occasion.
Beef Standing Rib Roast
Considered the king of roasts, the rib roast makes for a substantial presentation on your holiday table. Restaurants and supermarkets often confuse consumers with the term "Prime Rib" which is often used to just describe a roasted boneless rib eye roast sliced into steaks but not necessarily referring to the actual grade of beef. Our choice rib roasts are the best-selling rib roasts but we don't call them prime because they're not, but we do offer real Prime graded beef of quality better than any local butcher shop and at the best price you'll find anywhere! The “standing” refers to the fact that it is bone-in, which holds the roast upright for perfect roasting. Even with the bone the roast is easy to carve. In determining serving portions, the rule of thumb is two persons per rib. Upon request, our butchers will remove the bones and then tie them back on which will make it easier to carve (called Newport style).
Beef Boneless Rib Eye Roast
The boneless rib eye roast is identical to its standing counterpart, only without the bone, making for an easier-to-carve cut of beef.
Beef NY Strip
The New York strip or sirloin strip is often sold cut into steaks, but also makes for an exceptional holiday roast. Available boneless or bone-in, the strip is an extremely tender & juicy premium cut of beef. If you're looking for something extra special, ask our butcher to prepare a Manhattan style roast.
Beef Filet Mignon
Also called beef tenderloin, filet mignon is considered the most tender and versatile cut of beef. As a roast served hot or cold, or as steaks, the filet mignon makes for memorable entertaining.
To ensure quality for our customers, we sell only fresh American lamb. With a higher meat-to-bone ratio than imported lamb, American lamb offers more value for your dollar. Never flown across the ocean, American lamb requires less transport. From store to table, American lamb is always fresh and has sweeter, more consistent flavor! Try some of our holiday favorites:
Rib Rack of Lamb
This rack of lamb makes for an attractive and flavorful holiday presentation. It is often sold "frenched", which refers to exposing the top portion of each rib for easy carving. The racks are small and a good rule of thumb is two ribs per person. They can be roasted several at a time and also can be sold as a crown roast - the ultimate epicurean centerpiece for a holiday table.
Leg of Lamb
Available whole or half, boneless or bone-in, the leg of lamb is a delectable holiday favorite. While boneless is easiest to carve, roasting bone-in guarantees a more savory flavor. That's why, upon request, our butchers will de-bone the lamb, then place the bone back in and tie it. Now, when you're ready to carve, the bone can be easily removed for simple serving.
We only sell fresh American veal! We offer several cuts but these are holiday favorites:
Veal Scallopini Cutlets
We offer two choices when it comes to this delicate Italian favorite:
Veal Leg Cutlets
The most common cut. Offers a perfect combination of tenderness and value.
Veal Top Round Cutlets
The premium cut not often found in conventional supermarkets. This cut offers superior tenderness.
Rack of Veal
The rack of veal makes for an alluring holiday presentation that is almost as impressive as its exceptionally tender texture. Sold “frenched,” which refers to exposing the top portion of the rib for easy carving, this tantalizing cut is easier to serve than its grand appearance may suggest. No wonder veal racks are a holiday favorite.
Available boneless or bone-in, pork loins are an exceptional value as a holiday roast. They can also be sold as a crown roast or frenched for a grand statement on the holiday dinner table.
Known as the "fillet mignon of pork," pork tenderloin is an exceptionally tender cut. Boneless and generally weighing in at about 2lbs. each, you may need to roast several at a time depending on your parties size. After roasting we recommend slicing them into medallions, layering them on each plate and lightly drizzling with a fine balsamic vinegar or a port wine reduction.
In addition to being 100% All Natural, Caraluzzi's Pure Pork is a Heritage Breed of hog called Duroc. Duroc pork has a long history in America and ideal characteristics such as a higher PH Level which means the meat is a little darker in color than conventional pork and more firm & tender. The Duroc heritage breed makes Pure Pork more tender, juicy and flavorful, and is preferred by discerning chefs in the finest homes and restaurants. One taste and you’ll appreciate the quality and care that goes into Caraluzzi’s Pure Pork.
Caraluzzi's Pure Poultry
Our best selling chicken. Quality, affordability and superior taste in one package. That’s Pure Poultry. Raised by family farmers nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia and the Carolinas, Pure Poultry challenges the current standard of “natural” chicken. “Organic” doesn’t always mean what you think.
USDA certified natural products are only required to be hormone free. Pure Poultry is not only free of growth hormones, but also antibiotics and pesticides. Humanely raised on an all vegetarian diet, Pure Poultry is a new approach to all natural chicken, priced for any budget. Roast a whole chicken as an affordable & all-natural holiday centerpiece.
Bell & Evans All Natural or Organic Fresh Whole Chicken
Bell & Evans is committed to providing superior quality, for their customer’s tables and their chicken’s health. Bell and Evans chickens are fed an all natural vegetarian diet, consisting of plenty of vitamins, locally grown corn and no ethanol by-products. All chickens are antibiotic free, a promise they maintain by reducing the chickens’ stress through room to roam. This chicken is processed in an air chilled environment, leading to tender chicken without the added water that is often found in frozen, processed chickens.
How a turkey is raised will affect everything from the flavor and size to the roasting time. Caraluzzi's has chosen to carry several carefully selected premium fresh turkey brands that meet our high quality standards.
Caraluzzi’s All Natural
Our best selling fresh turkey makes for the perfect holiday dinner. From small farms deep in the hills of Virginia, Caraluzzi's own all natural turkeys are gluten free with no preservatives. A broad breasted bird that is moist and tender. The one we serve in our own homes and once you try one it will surely become a holiday favorite in your home too. You can even order our turkey fully cooked by our store chefs. Gluten free.
Bell & Evans Antibiotic Free
Born & raised in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, these birds are free to roam with access to fresh air and clean water. With 55% less fat and 25% less calories than the average raw turkey, Bell & Evan’s secret is in how their turkeys are raised. Fed a special diet of vitamin and mineral fortified corn and soy, these turkeys are also bred to grow slower, resulting in a broader, meatier breast. Gluten free.
Plainville Farms Fresh Antibiotic Free
Antibiotic free all natural birds are humanely raised in a stress free environment and never, ever administered antibiotics. They’re fed an all vegetable diet which produces a turkey that is wholesome and great tasting too. Gluten free.
Plainville Farms Fresh Organic
To be certified organic, a turkey must be free range, antibiotic free, and fed a vegetarian diet containing grains that have been certified organic. Certified organic grains are defined as those free of synthetic chemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers, not using any genetically modified organisms, and grown on farmland that has been chemical free for at least three years. An organic turkey also must be minimally processed, no artificial ingredients. Gluten free.
D’Artagnan Organic Free Range
These birds are raised to mature naturally, resulting in a superior bird with an abundant flavor and greater tenderness. Grown in a free range environment with plenty of sunshine and room to exercise, they are fed certified organically grown grains and fresh, clean water. These birds are never given any hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products. Gluten free.
Butterball Frozen Turkeys
Available year-round, these frozen turkeys are consistently tender and juicy. They are pumped with up to an 8% solution of water, salt and spices which help maintain a moister bird. Each bird has a convenient pop-up timer. Gluten free.
Shady Brook Farms Fresh or Frozen
Available year-round, these turkeys are minimally processed with no additives or preservatives. Featuring a convenient pop-up timer, you can easily cook an exceptionally moist and perfectly roasted turkey. Gluten free.
Holiday meals are the perfect time to get adventurous. What better way to share not only a meal, but an experience? Caraluzzi’s offers game meats this season, for those that want to sample a bit more from earth’s bounty than the traditional.
Goose & Capon
Following a farm to table trail, these gooses and capons are raised on small Amish and Mennonite family farms in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch country. Hand processed in a low volume environment for superior quality and taste, these free range birds also contain no antibiotics or growth stimulants. Capon is raised to about 18-20 weeks and is roasted the same way as a chicken, but produces a far more distinct and succulent flavor. White Edem goose is raised 22-28 weeks and produces a darker, richer meat.
Also known as a Spring Chicken, these young birds are extremely tender and light, with a contrasting delicate texture and robust flavor. Raised to about 3 weeks of age on a 75 acre New Jersey farm, these free-range young chickens are fed an all vegetarian diet and fresh spring water under stress-free conditions.
From a family owned, second generation farm in South Carolina comes premium Coturnix quail, richer in flavor than the common Bobwhite breed. Quail is an intensely lean, dark meat with a light game flavor. These free-range birds are easy to grill or roast and make an intriguing appetizer or individual entrée. “Sleeve boned” for easy preparation, quail is higher in protein yet lower in fat and calories than chicken or turkey.
Pekin duck, also known as Long Island duck, quickly becomes a favorite among those that sample its tender texture and mild flavor. A particularly adaptive meat, Pekin duck works as a focal point for a variety of flavor profiles and cuisines.
With a mildly sweet flavor and little fat, these rabbits are bred from a cross of California White and New Zealand White, two of the world’s most tender rabbit breeds. Raised on a diet free of antibiotics and hormones, a rabbit’s all white meat is low in cholesterol, yet high in protein and b vitamins.
Also available: Pheasant, wild boar, venison, game sausage and more!