Pairing Guide: Green Flash Beer and Olli Salamini

Posted November 30, 2015

As we venture out from the world of artisan cheese plates and wine varietals, we enter a realm of endless possibilities. That’s right; we’re talking the craft beer realm. We teamed up with Green Flash Brewing Company, located in San Diego, CA, to pair the best brew and salamini combos.

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Pairing Guide: Salami and Wine

Posted October 9, 2015

While wine and cheese are an undeniable team, there’s another winning contestant featured on this artisan panel that may just take the cake: salami.

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Pairing Guide: Salami and Cheese

Posted September 10, 2015

Salami and Cheese are easily a favorite go-to snack or appetizer. Get the guide to our favorite salami and cheese combos.

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Call Us Old-Fashioned

Posted March 31, 2015

We have some pretty high-tech tools at our disposal. But what we do is decidedly not high-tech.

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A Fine Line of Designer Swine

Posted February 28, 2015

It’s nice to travel and hear what you have to say about Olli Salumeria. Here’s what we’ve been hearing.

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A Whirlwind of Cured Meats

Posted January 30, 2015

Between making salumi, food shows, and checking on our new California Salumeria, things have been hectic.

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A Very Happy New Year From Olli Salumeria

Posted December 31, 2014

Whew. 2014 was a pretty remarkable year at Olli Salumeria. As we swing into 2015, we have much more in store!

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Updates From the Land of Olli

Posted November 19, 2014

Much to do, much to do…

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Some Kind Words from Washington

Posted September 24, 2014

That’s right – The Washington Post. 47 Pulitzers, the Pentagon Papers, Woodward & Bernstein, and Olli Salumeria.

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Spreading the Olli Love

Posted August 1, 2014

We’ve been amazed at how many people around the country (and Canada!) who are asking for our cured meats!

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Taste the Rest, but Eat the Best

Posted May 20, 2014

At last year’s Fancy Food, our Pepperoni got a nod. This year, our Norcino Salamini is up for Best New Product!

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We’re Going to California!

Posted April 1, 2014

We’re keeping our Virginia facility, and our commitment to quality cured meats.

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Just Goodness

Posted February 27, 2014

We just got back from Fancy Food Show, and “all-natural” and “organic” were buzzwords. For us, that’s business-as-usual.

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Get In the Spirit of Salumi

Posted January 24, 2014

Virginia has a long history of craft and artisanal products. And not just our pork.

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It’s Time for the Winter Fancy Food Show!

Posted January 15, 2014

We’re heading West to San Francisco! Care to join us there?

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Olli Salumeria Finds Fans in Hampton Roads

Posted January 2, 2014

Distinction is the Hampton Roads Lifestyle Magazine, and they visited Olli Salumeria. With some wonderful photos, it’s a great profile of our company.

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It’s Time to Finish Your Holiday Shopping

Posted December 20, 2013

Have you finished your Holiday Shopping? In addition to the obvious gifts, there is the added burden of preparing holiday meals.

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Have a Taste of Sunshine

Posted December 4, 2013

We like making delicious cured meats using pork from sustainable farms. Why? Because the animals feast on sunshine, and it tastes like heaven.

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A Few of our Favorite Things

Posted November 11, 2013

When Oprah Winfrey released her list of Favorite Things for 2013, guess who made the list? You bet. Your favorite Salumeria.

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Olli Organic is Growing

Posted October 29, 2013

Our Organic lines are growing, and we now have an exclusive line at Whole Foods: Gusto.

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We’re Picky about Pigs

Posted September 16, 2013

We don’t use just any pork for Olli. We’re very picky about our pigs and the farmer partners who raise them. It’s reflected in the taste of Olli Meats.

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Chef Partners: Who Chooses Olli Salami?

Posted August 26, 2013

What makes a chef decide to choose an Olli Salame? They are, after all, food professionals.

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Bunkycooks visits Olli Salumeria

Posted August 16, 2013

The writers of the award-winning blog Bunkycooks wanted to discover Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia, and a visit to Olli Salumeria was part of the journey.

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Late Summer’s Bounty-Pairing Organic Salami

Posted August 14, 2013

Ah. The dog days of summer. But we do have some great ideas for cooling down!

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What’s New at Olli?

Posted July 23, 2013

Since our founding, we have been providing all natural salami based on 160-year old recipes passed down through Oliviero Colmignoli’s family. Salumi is what we know best.  We also know that good salumi is directly affected by the quality of pork; thus we go to great lengths to craft a farm-fresh product, using only pork from humanely raised, heritage-breed pigs from sustainable family-owned farms.  Recently, though, we’ve been itching to create something new. “GMO” and “organic” are two words circulating the food industry at the moment, and although we’ve been producing a product sourced from compassionate, pasture-raised farms, the USDA is very specific about what can and cannot be labeled certain ways.  And while all of our Olli products are free of gluten, treenuts, peanuts, milk products, eggs, soy, fish and shellfish, we wanted the USDA blessing to add certified organic to the list. As mentioned in our recent blog post, the term “organic” is hard to define since the definition of humanely, organically, or naturally raised seems to be a personal interpretation.  Charcuterie speaking, organic meat comes from animals that have been raised on farms that follow a strict set of guidelines.  Key requirements include: – Must be raised organically on certified … Continued

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