Is it okay that there is mold on the outside of my salami?

Our old-world style, Italian dry salami is coated in an organic white mold as part of the dry-curing, preservative process. Like you would find in some fine cheeses, this mold is harmless and contributes to the unique flavor profile of our salami.

Due to the fact that our salami is vacuum sealed in plastic, the growth of this mold is inhibited, so you may not see any mold on the surface when you first open your salami.

As it is exposed to air, though, you may begin to see a white mold develop (the mold may also be green or dark colored, which is fine). Don't be scared! This mold is beneficial and prevents harmful bacteria from spoiling the salami. It is totally edible, but will usually be removed along with the outer casing, which should be removed anyways before you enjoy your salami.

Of course we 100% guarantee our product and if you feel that there is anything wrong with the salami we are happy to replace or refund your purchase.

What is salami?

Salami is a type of cured sausage consisting of fermented and air-dried meat.

What does dry-cured mean?

Dry curing is a type of preservative process used for thousands of years to preserve meat. The meat is preserved using salt.

Is there sodium nitrite or nitrate in your salami?

We do not use any chemical nitrates or nitrites in our salami. Our salami is cured naturally using sea salt and celery juice powder (celery juice powder contains some naturally occurring nitrates).

What does uncured mean?

Uncured is a labeling term used by USDA and required on all products that don't use chemical nitrates/nitrites during the curing process. Uncured meats use natural curing agents, such as celery powder, which transforms into nitrite when it is processed. Thus, uncured products have labels with: “No Nitrates or Nitrites added except those naturally in celery powder or juice”. Uncured meats are still cured, just in a more natural way.

Do the lamb, turkey, and beef salami contain pork?

No, they are 100% pork-free. The pepperoni contains a mixture of pork and beef.

What is your casing made out of? Does it contain pork?

We use a fibrous casing, which is made from plant cellulose and should be removed before eating. It contains no pork.

What is the shelf like of salami?

Unopened, our salami is good for about 6-12 months. It can be stored in your pantry at room temperature (it does not need to be refrigerated). After opening, keep it wrapped in plastic wrap in your refrigerator and it should be fine for 2-4 weeks or more.

Does this salami need to be refrigerated?

No, our salami is shelf-stable and can be stored at room temperature if unopened. After opening, keep it wrapped in plastic wrap in your refrigerator and it should be fine for 2-4 weeks or more.

Can you include a gift card or message with my order?

Yes, we are happy to include a holiday gift card or message with your order. Just leave your gift message in the 'order notes' when completing your purchase.