Salumi (singular salume) are Italian meat products typical of an antipasto, predominantly made from pork and cured. Salumi also include bresaola, which is made from beef, and some cooked products, such as mortadella and prosciutto cotto.

Italian wine and salumi

The word salumi, "salted meat," derives from Latin sal, "salt".[1]

Aging salumi
Prosciutto di Parma
Salame di Felino

Examples of salumi include:

  • Prosciutto – italian dry-cured ham that is thinly sliced and served uncooked (Italian: Prosciutto crudo)
    • Prosciutto di Parma
    • Prosciutto di San Daniele – kind of prosciutto produced in San Daniele del Friuli area, in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy, darker in color and sweeter in flavor
    • Speck – dry-cured ham from South Tyrol
    • Culatello
    • Culaccia / Culatta
  • Capocollo, also known as Coppa or Capicola – italian and Corsican pork cold cut
  • Bresaola – air-dried and salted beef
  • Cotechino – type of Italian sausage
  • Zampone
  • Guanciale – italian cured meat product
  • Lardo – cured and seasoned strips of pig fat
  • Lonza – meat delicacy
  • Lonzino
  • Mortadella – large Italian (pork) sausage
  • 'Nduja – italian spicy, spreadable sausage made with pork
  • Pancetta – italian bacon made of pork belly meat
  • Salami – cured sausage, fermented and air-dried meat

See also


  1. OED sv. salumeria, n.

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