We specialise in smallgoods & speciality meats. Our experience allows us to use the skills of Europeans with authentic Tasmanian flavours.
Casalinga Gourmet Meats has a story behind every flavourWe bring a touch of Europe to Launceston’s CBD with a range of specialty products.
Owned and operated by Rob and Rose Perry, Casalinga offers a specialised and mouth-watering range of fresh meats and smallgoods.
At Casalinga you have the choice of high quality beef, lamb, pork, chicken and game meats that are all sourced from local Tasmanian farmers. All products at Casalinga are hormone and growth promotant free.
With Rob’s European family heritage and nearly 30 years experience in the industry, he takes great pride in producing a wide range smallgoods, both smoked and cooked products, gluten and preservative free.
All products are produced on the premises and can be ordered to suit your specific dietary requirements. It’s this kind of innovation and quality that has seen Casalinga regularly winning State and National awards for its outstanding products.
When visiting Casalinga you can be assured that you will receive friendly and professional service from Rob, Rose and their team.
With all our specialty products being created from recipes Rob has mastered himself, you can be assured that the flavours you experience are authentic. With hundreds of products to choose from across different categories, we have something for everyone. Our wide range of products have been influenced by many different cultures, reflecting the diversity of our Country.
Rob’s Italian heritage combined with his love of travel overseas have been a key inspiration for the smallgoods produced at Casalinga. This is the area of butchering that owns Rob’s passion and cultivated his knowledge and understanding of the European style of work and processing techniques. This passion has immersed him in the very ideas and values behind their specialist work. It is this extensive background that has allowed Rob to create authentic products utilising traditional European techniques and styles in Tasmania.
So, what is smoked meat? Smoking meat is exactly what the name implies: flavouring meat with smoke. Usually the meats are cured before it is put in the oven. Besides enhancing the taste and look, it also increases its longevity and helps preserve the meat by slowing down the spoilage of fat and the growth of bacteria. The longer meat is smoked, the more water lost and this results in a saltier and drier product, which naturally increases its shelf life.
ARE YOU A WHOLESALER?
Casalinga prides itself on being able to work directly with leading chefs and restaurants as an integral part of the ‘paddock to plate’ ethos that Tasmania prides itself on. We frequently support the catering efforts for big events and create intimate menu offerings. We view our wholesale customers as our business partners.