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What are some deli meats sold by Boar's Head?

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Some deli meats sold by Boar's Head include bologna, salami, head cheese and olive loaf. The company also sells liverwurst, hams, chorizo and mortadella. Other deli meats are capocollo, pancetta, prosciutto di Parma and pepperoni. It also sells chicken and turkey breast, franks, bacon and sausage.

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Salami is made from meat that's been air-dried and allowed to ferment. It can be made from pork, beef or other animals and is enhanced with herbs, spices, wine or vinegar. Regular head cheese is made from the meat from the pig's head blended with some of the skin, pig feet and gelatin.

Hams traditionally come from the leg of a pig, though now they can come from beef or even poultry. Dry hams are not cooked but can be smoked. Whole hams are usually cooked and might be smoked. Formed hams are made from cuts of meat that are then boiled in water. Prosciutto di Parma is a raw ham that's salted and left to air-dry for many months. This, according to Boar's Head, gives it an exceptionally sweet taste.

Chorizo is a sausage traditionally from Spain. It's dry-cured and made with paprika. Mortadella is made with pork, spices and garlic. It resembles bologna, but often has bits of fat and pistachio nuts within the meat.

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