Pairing Guide: Salami and Cheese

Posted September 10, 2015

There are no shortages of ways that Salami can fit into your day, a snack on the trail, an evening social event, or simply watching a movie in the comfort of your home. As a snack, Salami and Salamini can easily stand on its own, but we’ll give some examples for pairing Olli Salumeria Salami with different varieties of cheese. 

There are a few things to keep in mind when pairing meat with cheese. Cheese tends to be very bold and strong in flavor, mixing cheese with another bold flavor like Salami requires some consideration. Meats, especially aged and fermented meat, along cheese can both be strong from the salts and fats, so it’s beneficial to pair with this in mind. 

When selecting cheese it’s helpful to understand the flavor profile of the meat, if you’re pairing a cheese with something like our Spicy Calabrese Salami, you’d want to pair it with something less bold or complimentary in flavor rather than a competing flavor profile. If pairing with the salt and pepper profile from Norcino then you can be a bit more daring with your selection. 

Here’s a sample of what you can find in our full pairing guide:

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Want to view the full pairing guide for more  tips with Cheddar, Brie, Gouda, and Goat cheese?

Download the guide: Pairing Guide: Salami and Cheese

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