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Different Salami Types – Cooked and Uncooked

Salami comes in many more forms and styles than people think. It’s definitely not only put into one category. This article will explain all the different types and clarify them in detail. Uncooked salami is cured, sometimes fermented, and dried. Depending on the process, this cured style may also be cold-smoked. Cooked salami is heated to an internal safe-for-eating temperature …

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Why Hang Salami for Drying and Other Factors

Salami is always seen hanging; it’s not as apparent to someone who hasn’t made or learned about salami why this is. After teaching, learning, and making salami for many years – here are the finer points in detail below. The primary reason, however, is this. These factors are specific to traditional Artisanal dry-cured salami, which is often fermented as a …

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Homemade Salami, Learning from Mistakes – The Only Way

After making homemade salami numerous times over the years, we have learned a lot from our mistakes, which I wish to share. Smaller diameter salami is easier to produce using the dry cured process than larger diameter. In many of these examples, the Salami was assessed and thrown in the rubbish. This is why salami making (equipment I wrote about …

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How to Store Cured Meat: Tips and Tricks

The way you store cured meats does depend a lot on what style of cured meats you have. I’ve got a true passion for cured meats of all kinds, and that’s why I started this website. I buy and make my own types of cured meats of every style you can imagine across the globe. I thought it would be …

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Different Types of Cured Sausage

A cured sausage can have many types and variations; most people I come across don’t even know what a cured sausage is! Defining a cured sausage specifically needs to be done to categorize it. I’ve found wide interpretations both online and offline. I’ve been curing and making sausage (I wrote about why they are so good here), even uncured sausages, …

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What is a Cured Sausage? Explaining Different Varieties

Not all sausages are cured, I want to go over what is a cured sausage. Believe it or not, after 20 years of making, eating, and looking up cured sausages around the world. I still am amazed with the variations of cured sausages. Often, it’s due to the misunderstanding of what curing is. Yet, the meaning of ‘uncured’ differs in …

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How to Ferment Salami and What it Does

Add a starter culture to the ground meat: there are various cultural or traditional methods that can be used to ferment the salami and create the desired acidic environment. Fermentation in dry-cured salami and whole-muscle cured meat can occur naturally from existing fermentable cultures that already exist in the meat. How to Ferment Salami Most Consistent Way to Ferment Dry …

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Interesting & Unique Salami to Buy in America I’ve Found

I have seen and tried many salami styles from Italy and Spain, reproduced in America and worldwide – common variations such as Picante, Feline, Pepperoni, Genoa, and Italian styles of dry-cured meats. Undoubtedly, they are good, and some are great; however, they are still mimicking mainland Europe. For thousands of years, they have been loved across Europe -often using traditions …

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Equipment Information for Making Salami at Home

The various equipment you can use to make sausages can be incredibly simple or mechanized so that you can easily process many pounds or kilograms of meat depending on what you are trying to achieve. I’ll try and guide you through the many different setups I’ve used over the years. I’ve been making sausages for a few decades at home …

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What Alcohol Goes with Charcuterie Meat? (Beer, Wine, Spirits)

Many different combinations of alcohol can work with charcuterie and dry-cured meats. I’ve tried alot of combinations and wanted to share some insights I’ve had to match the dry-cured or charcuterie meat. Since charcuterie, salumi, antipasti, or dry cured meats has thousands of variations and types, I’ve grouped the charcuterie together to be a little more helpful. You’ll find a …

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Difference Between Sausages and Salami (Not That Simple)

The difference between sausages and salami comes down to how extended the process is, in essence, all salami were sausages at some point during the process. To really explain this properly, I am going to define what sausages are, as well as salami. To give some insight into the subtle and not-so-subtle variations. I have been making, crafting, and eating …

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ph Meter for Making Salami and Cured Meats at Home

For many years I’ve been making salami without testing the ph or acidity during the initial fermentation stage. ph Meter and acidity are very important aspects of dry cured salami. Eventually, over the last few years, I’ve decided to be more consistent and thorough in this regard. Though, I’ve used starter cultures, either fast or slow action – I’ve been …

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Why Don’t More People Make Homemade Salami Is it Hard to Make?

Making salami at home can be challenging and hard due to the complexity of the product and project. I have learned a lot of lessons over the last 10 years of making many different varieties of salami at home. Certain types of salami are a lot easier to make than others as well. Any type of cooked or hot smoked …

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Can the SteakAger Pro 40 be Used for Charcuterie (Review)

I have been testing & reviewing the SteakAger Pro 40 for quite a few months now with salami, dry-cured bacon, and whole muscle charcuterie at home. Due to my passion for meat curing and smoking, I have designed and set up various different types of DIY fridge conversions for the controlled environment ideal for making charcuterie-like salami and whole muscle …

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How to Make Salami in a Smoker

I’ve enjoyed smoking salami in various smokers for decades; here is a breakdown of the different methods. Salami and smoked salami are probably the least known of all the cured meats I make, information in detail is often a little hidden online. Often when you say ‘smoker,’ it means cooking and smoking – otherwise known as Slow and Low Smoking, …

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Different Salami You Can Make at Home

Dry-cured salami making is an investment in time and months. Also, I would advise a need for some knowledge on how meat curing works, fermentation/acidic mold cultures, environments for it, and how to dry the cured meat. have noticed that there are different styles of salami you can make at home, and that can sometimes get confusing. I’ll also give …

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Salami Making Kit and Different Styles

Salami-making can be done with quite a few different types of kits. For someone new to salami, a salami kit is a logical idea. However, not all salami kits are the same! Here is a range of available salami-making kits, which I will make a few comments about below: List of Salami-Making Kits Salami is a mysterious artisan craft, and …

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What Meat is Used to Make Salami? (Meats That Are Used)

Making salami can be done with many different types of meat and there are many variations across the world. Salami isn’t just Pepperoni and Genoa! I have been fascinated with salami for a couple of decades and wanted to share what I have learned about commercial and homemade salami types. Salami has to have a minimum amount of fat, commonly …

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Equipment Guide for Making Salami at Home

The equipment you need to make salami depends on the type of salami you’re aiming to make. I have been making salami for 20 years, with many different techniques and using a whole bunch of different gear. There are some definite tips I want to share that will help you avoid some frustration around producing quality salami. After doing some …

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Which Salami is Best for Pasta Salad?

If you have ever had pasta salad during a summer gathering, it’s hard to forget the mouth-watering combination of noodles, salami, cheese, and vinaigrette. Here at Eat Cure Eat, it’s all about the craft of salami, charcuterie, and salumi! Pasta salad, though not traditional – it’s a staple for many. I want to give my favorites from experimentation and also …