FAQ

What Is Charcuterie?

Charcuterie is the practice of transforming meat, often the less sought after cuts, with the help of salt, spices, temperature, humidity, and time, into something palatable, desirable, and longer lasting.

The practice has evolved over thousands of years, largely out of necessity to not waste any part of the animal and to preserve meat for long periods of time.

 

How Should I store My Dry-Cured Sausage

While salamis are perfectly safe to eat if not kept under refrigeration, we do recommend that you refrigerate them or store them in a cool temperature, in order to keep them in optimal condition.

 

What is the white mold on the outside?  Is it ok to eat?

White mold (penicillin nalviogense) and blue/green mold (penicillin glaucum) often found on the surface of the salami is safe to eat and considered beneficial in the curing process.  It is harmless.

 

How long does salami last?

Salami is considered shelf stable and is built to remain safe to eat for long periods of time.  Our salamis are safe to eat for 6 months.  However, as salami is a living, breathing product, and because we do not vacuum seal ours, it continues to dry on an ongoing basis.  Therefore, we recommend you eat it within the first month of purchase.