Italian Cured Meat Types

italian cured meats

Salumi is the general Italian term/name for meat that is salted or dried for conservation purposes. It’s considered to be a staple of the Italian diet. Salumi is commonly made of pork, but it can also be made of beef, goat, sheep, wild boar, or even horse. If you’re vegetarian/vegan, sorry.

Here are a few kinds of salumi:
1. Prosciutto
2. Pancetta
3. Coppa
4. Culatello
5. Salami

For more information, check out this nifty guide to cured meats from Huff Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Menuism/guide-to-salumi-cured-mea_b_3513074.html

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