Organic Free Range Calabrian Spicy Salsiccia
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!
Our spicy salsiccie have prestigious 'DOP' status are prepared from the shoulder and ribs of the pork mixed with hot Calabrian chillies. Covered by natural casing, they are dry cured and matured for 45 days to develop their intense spicy flavour. They are a 100% natural product containing no gluten, lactose, preservatives, antioxidants, additives or dyes.
Serving suggestions: Excellent sliced with crusty bread and a glass of red wine! Can also be used to make pasta sauces, added to soups or sliced on a pizza.
Keep refrigerated (below 10 degrees).
Calabrian Black pork, Calabrian chilli pepper (powder), salt.
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.