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Meat School 2016: Classes at Smoking Goose

A new year of Meat School is in session! This spring, participants can explore specific special interests in butchering and charcuterie....

April 30, 2014

Join the Goose Gang: now hiring!

How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply in person Monday--Friday, 8am to 4pm, at 

Smoking Goose
407 N. Dorman St. 

Indianapolis IN 46202

Applicants who cannot apply in person may submit cover letter & resume to jobs[at]smokinggoose.com

No phone calls or social media inquiries please.

Packaging Position
UPDATE: Position has been filled.
Full Time (but part-time may be considered for the right candidate)
daytime hours & weekends off

This position includes slicing, portioning, packaging, and labeling of product. It requires attention to detail, an eye for consistency and quality, some heavy lifting, and the ability to work in a cold environment. Experience is not required and training is provided.

April 29, 2014

Meat School: Summer Session 2014

Whole Hog Butchering 
Thursday, June 12, 6-8:30pm 
Meaty snacks and libations will be served!

Get behind the butcher's table and help as we go from nose to tail.
Together the class will break down a whole hog through traditional, seam butchery techniques, and participants can take home a prime selection of the pork cuts we'll be butchering that evening. Dress the part as we'll provide a Smoking Goose butcher's hat for you to take home along with your porcine treats!

Reservations required: $150 per person includes a hearty spread of snacks & drinks plus lots of fresh pork and a butcher's hat to take home.

How to register: Call 317-638-MEAT (6328) to get on the list or give registration as a gift!

The fine print: $50 deposit per participant is due at registration. This nonrefundable & nonexchangeable deposit will be applied to the total class cost which is due no later than 24 hours prior to the class.

Plans change? While the registration deposit is nonrefundable & cannot be applied to a different class, please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot attend the class so that the balance will not be charged to your card: 317-638-MEAT (6328).

April 15, 2014

Latest special release: Ciauscolo

In the medieval hilltop town of Macerata, not far from the center of Italy's east coast, the first cured meat treat of the season is Ciauscolo, a young, soft salame that's easy to smear deliciously over crusty bread. 

Smoking Goose's Ciauscolo revives the centuries-old tradition with hand-trimmed, pasture-raised pork blended with fennel seed, fennel pollen, crushed garlic, and a splash of the region's bright Verdicchio wine. Tied and hung by hand in our Aging Room for just three weeks, a soft slice is still rich and sweetly meaty over a delicate licorice finish.

For a hearty first course that celebrates this pristine porcine delight, spread a thick rub of Smoking Goose Ciauscolo over a slice still warm from the toaster then stain with deep purple Saba, central Italy's sweet-tart syrup of reduced wine must.