Olli Salumeria, Made by Friends for Friends

March 14, 2014 2:29:49 AM EDT

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Made by friends and shared by friends for years, Olli Salumeria has a wild range of artisinal slow cured salame for everyone to enjoy! Featured on Oprah’s list of her favorite things, you know that Olli Salumeria Salame is the real deal if. Oprah gave it her stamp of approval and now it’s time for you to give yours. Try one of their salames today as part of your own dinner menu or gift a package of them to your friend or coworker just in time for the holiday season!

So, what makes Olli Salumeria Salame amazing? It’s a simple equation: Good pork makes for great. Because the quality of the pork is crucial for the outcome of the salame, the team at Olli Salumeria goes to great lengths to obtain the best pigs available in the USA. The pigs are humanely raised and kept on an all-vegetarian diet, and the salame itself is slow-cured to ensure a flavorful cut. The artisinal salame that you see in front of you can be traced back to how the meat was hand-rubbed with carefully mixed spice blends, after which it was cooled in order to allow the salt and spices to penetrate into the meat. A lot of effort went into the salame that you see before you, so savor each and every bite!

Pasta Cheese has chosen seven delectable flavors of Olli Salumeria Salame to offer for your tasting pleasure: Wild Board Applewood Smoked Salame with Sangiovese Wine, Pepperoni Classically American with Wine and Paprika, Organic Hot Chorizo with Spicy Smoked Paprika, Organic Molisana Garlic and Pepper, Organic Norcino Mild Salame, Tartufo Truffle Salame with Sangiovese Wine and Calabrese Spicy Salame with Sangiovese Wine. Top chefs use Olli Salumeria for all of their Salame needs; when you have that testimony of great taste what else do you really need?

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Marian Arytza Hot Chimichurri Traditional Argentine Seasoning

If you are a fan of sauces and incorporating different flavors into your dishes, chimichurri sauce should definitely be on your list. Chimichurri sauce, pronounced a little like chee-me-shoe-ree, is a Latin American sauce most often used to compliment dishes made with red meats or steak.

Each region has different variations of chimichurri sauce but the most regularly used ingredients are usually the same, usually containing a base of cilantro, parsley, oregano and garlic. This Marian Arytza Hot Chimichurri Traditional Argentine Seasoning sauce is a really great taste of Argentinean chimichurri sauce without having to travel south of the border. It is bold and spicy and full of flavor, and can be used as a standalone sauce, or to flavor or compliment a dish.

One of my favorite ways to use Marian Arytza Hot Chimichurri Traditional Argentine Seasoning is for steak tacos. It can be used to season the steak during cooking, or to compliment the steak when serving. You can make a simple, delicious meal with chicken, taco wraps and this sauce. Top it off with a little bit of lime to enhance the flavor.

Marian Arytza Hot Chimichurri Traditional Argentine Seasoning is also great for seasoning. It’s fool proof. You don’t have to add anything else to enhance the flavor of your meats, but it’s also okay if you want to. It is also great to use for slow-cooked meals. Use it to enhance a Spanish-flavored beef stew.  Add it to your chili for a different twist on something familiar. But be warned: the label does not say hot in jest. Spanish foods and seasonings are no strangers to spice and heat, so test this sauce and decide for yourself how much heat you like. Once you get comfortable, you might even find yourself adding some heat as well.  It might even become a staple in your everyday cooking.

0 Comments | Posted in Tomatoes & Sauces By Mike Vlachos