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These aren’t the salty little meat sticks that come with a thimble of mustard and a pack of stale crackers. This is salami with a pedigree. The Creminelli family has been making artisan meat products in Italy since the 1600s. BEFORE THE DISCOVERY OF THE INTERNET! And now Cristiano Creminelli has set up shop in the U.S., making salami from organic heritage meat that’s been cured and slow-cooked, one tasty batch at a time.
They sent us a sampler to check out, and I haven’t seen Jeff’s eyes get that misty since the birthday I gave him a Playstation 3 won at a stolen goods auction. (Crime. It pays!) We broke the seal on the Piccante salami, slowly unrolled the butcher paper, cut off an end, peeled back a little of the casing and sliced off a few quarters of salami. And then a few more. And then we needed to try it with cheese and crackers.
Just to make sure it was that good.
You know how the salami you buy at the grocery is usually really punchy? Creminelli salamis are more complex. They come in a variety of flavors, with additions like black truffles and red wine, and they have this melt-in-your-mouth richness that makes you feel like calling everyone you know, just to say, “Dude, you’ve GOT to taste this.”
Don’t miss your chance to win this gift set of Creminelli’s Gourmet Artisan Salami Mix ($45 value), which includes three award-winning salamis:
- One 7-ounce piece of Barolo Salami, flavored with Barolo red wine;
- One 7-ounce piece of Wild Boar Salami, a sweet, tangy salami with cloves and juniper berries;
- One 7-ounce piece of Tartufo Salami, a special occasion treat with black summer truffles.
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