Know Your Deli Meat Before Making that Sandwich

Know Your Deli Meat Before Making that Sandwich

March 07, 2018

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Who wouldn’t love a freshly made sandwich? Deli meats, also known as cold cuts, are thinly sliced pieces of meats that form the iconic deli sandwich. Before you start layering your slices between the two pieces of your favourite bread, spend a little time learning more about your deli meats and start making the perfect sandwich today. So grab your butcher block board and let’s get started together.

Know When Meats are in Their Prime

There are three types of cold cuts, whole cuts, sectioned and formed cuts and processed cuts. Normally when we say cold cuts, we are mostly referring to processed meats. To create a longer shelf life, processed cold cuts are usually packed with several chemicals. Always make sure you pay attention to the fine print on the packaging to know what really goes into the meat you pay for before buying it.

Packaged cold cuts, once opened, can last for around 3 to 5 days. To preserve the fresh taste of meat, always store it properly and consume within 10 days of the ‘sell by’ date.

Slicing Cold Cuts

The first rule of slicing cold cuts is to ensure you get one smooth, thin slice. As easy as it sounds, it can be a frustrating task trying not to let the slice break or trying to ensure it’s not too thick. If you find yourself slicing meat on a regular basis, consider investing in a meat slicer to make the process simpler and more efficient.

If you are slicing your meat at home, make sure you’re using the proper knife and a sturdy butcher block board. Stop relying on your grocery store butcher to slice your meat the way you want when doing it at home is this simple. Have freshly sliced sandwiches whenever you want from now on!

If you’ve ever tried cutting meat on a standard cutting board, you would know that, unlike produce, meats need a durable base to cut on. Only proper butcher block boards provide the stability required to slice deli correctly. Once you try it, you’ll never go back. Make sure to check out our various models today and start enjoying freshly cut sandwiches today!