We created our secchi—which means ‘dry’ in Italian—in San Francisco, based on a traditional Italian recipe for Salametti. COLUMBUS® Secchi Salami is one of our oldest salame recipes. Made with crushed white and black peppercorns and burgundy wine, it’s hand-tied and slow-aged in a natural casing that gives it a subtle, smooth flavor. Aged at least 21 days.
Tanara Prosciutto di Parma D.O.P. at any age is produced under strict Italian law which governs the size of the hog leg to be used and what the hogs eat, among other strict considerations. Once the perfect leg has been selected, it undergoes a sea salting stage that last for a few weeks. The actual curing process occurs in humidity and temperature controlled rooms which replicate the fall, winter and spring seasons. An added bonus is the pure breeze from the Apennine mountains that blows into the curing house windows, thus adding an a unique form of air terroir to the ham. The entire process is time-consuming and tedious, but Tanara’s end product always measures up to the highest standards so that it earns the Parma fire-branded crown stamp with honors. The 24-month version sets itself apart with its bold black label.
Our Finocchiona is seasoned with wild fennel seeds which give it an alluring cool, sweet flavor – an intriguing balance to the mellow texture and aroma of 90-day aged coarse ground fresh pork. We use an imported, natural, double-layered pork casing cut and stitched together to reach gigantic proportions. Not only spectacular in its looks but outstanding in its taste. To View Product Data Sheet For This Item CLICK HERE.
SLICED RETAIL Dry-cured ham, obtained by salting and curing selected fresh bone-in hams from pork raised and slaughtered in Europe. Slow-cured for at least 400 days in the Parma region (Italy), using only natural products: pork ham and Mediterranean sea salt. After the curing process, the bone and rind are removed.
The curing process which results in the Fermín Jamón Serrano is completely traditional. The hams are cured in drying rooms with open screened windows, caressed by mountain air as it wafts through the area where the hams are hung.