Gourmet Traveller Feature

“This is no ordinary salami,” says Jose Coutinho. He takes a thick fermented sausage in one of his hands, a keen boning knife in the other. “It is ventricina,” he says. “It is made from hand-cut pork belly folded through red pepper paste in the traditional Abruzzese method.” He holds a thin slice to the […]

Adelaide Now Feature

Jose, and partner Pas Marchi, are behind the boutique SA smallgoods label, San Jose, based at Elizabeth. The couple are about to take some serious steps into the retail frontline, but insist the aim is to stay small and provide a top quality gourmet product. Surprisingly, despite the wide reach of their products and the […]

Bizzy Lizzy visits San José

The aroma of artisan prosciutto will lure you to the counter of San Jose Smallgoods, where you’ll meet Jose Coutinho and and Pascaline Marchi. Their multi-award winning, artisan Jamon is produced from free range Berkshire black pigs (sows) and handcrafted following old traditional methods. It is aged on the bone and has a moist, delicate […]