Caractère de Cochon

Caractère de Cochon (Paris)

© Gauthier Monnin

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All parts of the pig are good – and as the happy owner of this charcuterie-obsessed joint since 2014, it’s not Solo Raveloson who’ll tell you otherwise! The shelves are lined with canned goods and condiments, while all kinds of cured meats fill the fridges, which you can take to go (by weight) or have made into a sandwich. Some of the cured hams include a Mangalitza from Hungary, Tuscan peppered ham, Iberico de Campo, and the baked ones include a parslied Bourgogne, a ham from the Vosges smoked over hay, one from Provence with rosemary, and one exception: la babilla, a center-cut of… beef ham! Other recommendations: the Catalan fuet (€0.60 for one small stick) and the liver terrine (€36.50 a kilo), a really damn good find. For us, the day we went for lunch: two tradition baguettes that were properly stuffed, one with a grand cru di Parma and Salers cheese, the other with head cheese and cornichons. // T.V.X.

FEELING THIRSTY? There are one or two natural bottles to keep you quenched: a 2017 Morgon Côte du Puy from the Domaine Joubert (€13.90 a bottle), an Amourié from the Mas des Manhans (€16.50).

PRICE: Sandwiches €7.90 to €14.90.

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