Celebrating a Legacy of Culinary Excellence at Tenuta’s Deli: Voted Best Deli in Kenosha

October 11, 2023

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At Tenuta’s Deli, nestled in the heart of Kenosha, Wisconsin, the legacy of four generations unfolds with every slice of our authentic deli meats! The recent accolade of being voted as the Best Deli in the 2023 Best of Kenosha contest is a testament to our enduring tradition of culinary excellence.

We extend our deepest gratitude to our loyal patrons whose unwavering support has been the cornerstone of our success. As a token of our appreciation, let’s embark on a flavorful journey exploring our wide array of fresh imported and domestic deli meats, each bearing a unique tale of tradition and taste.

Prosciutto: Originating from Italy, this dry-cured ham is a concoction of age-old traditions and the simple purity of ingredients – primarily pork and salt. Its delicate, sweet flavor and soft, buttery texture make it a stellar companion to cheeses, fruits, and a toast of fine wine.

Prosciutto Di Parma: Hailing from the Parma region in Italy, this variant is a step up in exclusivity and taste. The strict regulations in Parma ensure that this deli meat retains its tender and sweet taste, making it a sought-after choice for gourmet charcuteries.

San Daniele Prosciutto: San Daniele’s tender, velvety texture and slightly sweeter taste set it apart. This prosciutto from the San Daniele del Friuli region has a rich history and is often draped over bread or paired with cheese and wine.

Prosciutto Cotto: Italy’s cherished cooked ham, Prosciutto Cotto, offers a mild, yet flavorful taste. It’s a versatile companion in sandwiches, pizzas, or enjoyed as is.

Pepperoni: An American favorite with Italian roots, Pepperoni is a blend of beef, pork, and kicky spices. It’s the spicy, slightly smoky flavor that makes it the hero topping on pizzas and a tasty addition to sandwiches.

Mortadella: This smooth, pink-hued sausage from Bologna, Italy, is a blend of finely ground pork and a medley of spices. With or without pistachios, its rich, fatty flavor is a deli counter staple.

Genoa Salame: This salami, hailing from the Genoa region in Italy, is known for its finely ground texture and bright, aromatic flavor due to a rich blend of garlic and wine. It’s a savory delight in sandwiches or on a charcuterie board.

Fennel (Finocchiona) Salame: From Tuscany, this salame is infused with fennel seeds, giving it a sweet, anise flavor that balances the rich, savory taste of the pork. It’s a delightful addition to any antipasto platter.

Soppressata: This robust Italian salami is a medley of coarse-cut pork and zesty spices. The bold, spicy flavor of Soppressata makes it a favorite in Italian sandwiches and antipasti.

Capicola: A traditional Italian cold cut, Capicola is made from dry-cured pork shoulder or neck. Its tender texture and spicy-sweet flavor profile make it a beloved choice for sandwiches and charcuterie boards.

Coppa: Also known as Capocollo, Coppa is a cherished Italian charcuterie with a rich, savory flavor. The fine marbling of fat renders it tender and delicious, perfect on its own or in a hearty sub.

Head Cheese: Despite its name, Head Cheese is not a cheese but a terrine or meat jelly, often made with flesh from the head of a calf or pig. This European delicacy is a testament to nose-to-tail eating, offering a unique, slightly tangy flavor.

Serrano Ham: This Spanish treasure is known for its rich, nutty flavor, a result of a meticulous curing process. Sliced thin, it’s a luxurious addition to tapas or paired with melon.

Speck Ham: A smoked or dry-cured ham from Italy’s northern region, Speck has a distinctive, juniper flavor. It’s excellent in pastas, on pizzas, or enjoyed with a robust cheese.

Summer Sausage: A staple in American picnics, this sausage has a mildly tangy, slightly sweet flavor, owing to the fermentation process it undergoes before being smoked.

Liver Sausage: This blend of pork liver and meat with spices is smooth and spreadable, offering a rich, bold flavor that’s great on crackers or bread.

Pancetta: Italy’s answer to bacon, Pancetta is a savory, salt-cured meat with a soft texture and a delicate, porky flavor, perfect for adding richness to pasta dishes.

Guanciale: This Italian cured meat comes from pork jowl or cheeks, boasting a rich, fatty flavor that’s unparalleled in pasta carbonara and amatriciana.

Pastrami: Originating from Romania, this highly seasoned, smoked and steamed beef delight is a staple in classic deli sandwiches, offering a spicy, smoky flavor.

Corned Beef: A salt-cured beef product, Corned Beef is tender, flavorful, and a cornerstone of many traditional dishes like Corned Beef and Cabbage.

We are not merely serving meats; we are dedicated to curating a wholesome experience steeped in tradition, quality, and the love of food. Every visit to our deli is a journey across continents, experiencing the rich heritage and authentic flavors that have stood the test of time. It’s the relentless support and love from you, our cherished customers, that fuels our passion. Thank you for being an integral part of our flavorful journey. Here’s to many more accolades, shared smiles over hearty meals, and the timeless tradition of good food bringing people together.

Thank you, Kenosha, for embracing our family, our story, and our love for authentic Italian food.

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Not just a grocery store, we’re an experience.

Not just a grocery store, we’re an experience.

We may be famous for our exceptional assortment of quality Italian food and beverages, although store patrons will tell you they keep coming back for the one-of-a-kind experience we provide.