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Organic Free Range Calabrian Soppressata

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Weight: 350g (approx)

We are excited to introduce you to our new range of very special organic, free range cured meats! Our artisan products are hand made with meat from black pigs ethically reared in the wild in Calabria, southern Italy.

Calabrian black pork is renowned in Italy because it contains higher levels of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids of the omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 series. The presence of healthy fats (68% as opposed to 30-40% in other types of salami), means that Calabrian Black cold cuts are much better for cholesterol levels than normal salami and said to be as good for you as tuna or salmon!

Probably the most famous Calabrian salame, the Soppressata is made with the finest parts of pork. Pressed under stone weights before being cured it is a little flatter than a normal salame. The Calabrian Black Soppressata is obtained from shoulder and rib cuts and is processed by hand, with a knife cut, in order to avoid any increase in the temperature of the meat which might alter its unique qualities.

During treatment natural flavours such as black pepper and sweet peppers are added to the meat giving it its distinctive colour. It is then left to age for a minimum of 90 days. It is highly nutritious and mild - ideal for anyone who doesn't enjoy spicy food.

The Soppressata is the sausage that is always served sliced as an appetizer in its home region, sometimes accompanied by local cheeses such as Caciocavallo Silano or Pecorino Crotonese; all washed down by a glass of local wine. It can be sliced cold or left to simmer in an earthenware pot with tomato sauce, to flavour a traditional pasta dish. Great too in a sandwich!

Our Soppresata is a 100% natural product containing no gluten, lactose, preservatives, antioxidants, additives or dyes.

**Winner** 'Best Salame' National Italian Salame Championships 2017


Calabrian Black pork, sweet peppers, black pepper, salt.

Our Producer 

Azienda Agricola Romano

Since 2009 the Romano family has been breeding Calabrian Black Pigs which roam freely and peacefully in the wild, 1,100m above sea level in the Sila Mountains overlooking the Ionian Sea.

The territory (wooded landscapes and small pastures) provides optimal conditions and the ideal habitat for this native breed of pig. The Calabrian Black grows very slowly and reproduces in complete harmony with nature, and is therefore not very profitable for intensive breeding. It was brought back from extinction by passionate small scale farmers like Angelo and the Consortium of the ‘Suino Nero di Calabria’.

Nicola Romano’s 100 pigs have the perfect characteristics for the production of high quality salami. They are bred with great care and plenty of attention to animal welfare. They are robust and enjoy the temperate climate and plenty of sunshine outdoors year round. They have a healthy diet, feeding only on natural products found in the wild, including acorns, chestnuts, vegetables, olives, herbs and cereals. As a consequence the sausages and hams produced have an intense natural sweet flavour and the meat is so tender it melts in the mouth.