Fancifull Meets Olli Salami
There were several people we wanted to meet this year at the Fancy Food show. One of these was Oliviero Colmignoli (Olli), a 4th generation salami maker from Italy who decided to settle in Virginia and is now producing cured meats and salamis using the 150 year-old family recipes he brought with him. He is also raising his own animals, naturally fed and grown, on his own 160 acre farm using a breed of pig that was introduced to the US 500 years ago by Spanish explorers and can still be found as a pure breed on Ossabaw Island. And, of course, on Olli’s farm. It’s a slow growing animal, but produces meats with superb flavor.
The salamis are amazing and we have two varieties at Fancifull: the Calabrese – vibrant and spicy, and the Napoli – applewood smoked and flavored with black pepper. You won’t find anything like this in your ordinary grocery store. Call us to buy some for yourself or include it any or our gourmet gift baskets or wine gift gift baskets. We are also sampling and selling these at our local Farmer’s Markets and in our store..