Olli Salumeria, Made by Friends for Friends

March 14, 2014 2:29:49 AM EDT

Pitted Black Saracene Olives

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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Villa Manodori Artigianale Aged Barolo Wine Vinegar D.O.C.G.

Sometimes, without even knowing it, you have all the ingredients to make fresh foods from your own home. Because I am a big fan of spices, different types of vinegars and oils, one of my favorite things to make from scratch is salad dressing. This Villa Manodori Artigianale Aged Barolo Wine Vinegar D.O.C.G. is a great ingredient for those fresh salad dressings that you have to make today.

What’s great about this vinegar is that it adds a fresh twist on something old. Created by Chef Patron Massimo Bottura, this aged wine vinegar is made with quality and flavor in mind, it is fragrant and light, and speaks to fresh Italian cooking that reminds you of the outdoors and the sea. It brings a different taste to the table. Even though you may be a pro at making salad dressing from scratch, just adding this aged wine vinegar instead of your usual, store bought vinegar, will invigorate and freshen even the most common of recipes.

This aged wine vinegar is special for so many reasons. It’s neither white nor red, but a lovely red-orange color that will make your salad dressing look and taste really special. But it’s not just for salad dressing. Aged wine vinegar is great for stews and sauces. Any time you’d like to add a little acid and complexity to a dish, Just add a dash of this vinegar and it will compliment the taste nicely.

Shrimp goes great with this aged wine vinegar. Just add a little thyme and pepper and you’ve got a tasty twist on something new. Add some orange or lemon slices to play up the color. Because it is on the higher end on price points, I wouldn’t keep it just to myself. It’s really great for entertaining and making dishes that are made to be seen and explored.

0 Comments | Posted in Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegar By Mike Vlachos