Artisan Salumerias in the U.S.
Where to find the best domestically made salumi.
Though we're saddened by the fact that prohibitive costs for meeting USDA certification keeps much of the best Italian salumi far from our shores, we're gladdened by the fact that there is a growing number of talented artisans in the States making salumi using traditional Italian techniques. Listed below are our favorite domestic producers. All bring a passion and respect for natural ingredients and a traditional approach to making salumi. (And, luckily for us, they all offer mail-order.) If you're looking for good quality imported prosciutto, speck, or mortadella (among the few salumi readily exported from Italy), try your local specialty store or Italian market. For how to choose, slice, and store these savory delectables, look here.
Creminelli Fine Meats,
www.creminelli.com; (206) 626-6328
Must haves: Their salame Barolo, which is imbued with the robust flavor of the famous wine from the
Knight Salumi Company,
www.knightsalumico.com; (858) 565-0664
Must have: We especially like Knight’s small salame finocchiona, which has a nuanced, not overpowering, fennel flavor.
Fra’Mani Handcrafted Salumi, B
www.framani.com; (510) 526-7000
Must haves: We love Fra’Mani's salame
www.salumeriabiellese.com; (212) 736-7376
Must haves: Whether you’re looking for bresaola, coppa, or culatello, a salame inspired by one of the most exclusive cured meats in
Photo by Tyler Lynch for Creminelli Fine Meats
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