The product

Ruffiana Grigio del Casentino

A very delicate salame thanks to the addition of fennel flowers and seedss
Country of origin:
Italy - Tuscany
2,5 kg approx
Minimum order:
1 piece
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Description Salame obtained from Grigio del Casentino pigs, produced with carefully selected first quality cuts, seasoned with pepper and Cervia salt and flavoured with wild fennel
Appearance Medium size salame, with a thin grain texture
Taste Tasty on the palate, with a mild and delicately spiced flavour; the presence of fennel is well recognizable
Maturing At least 45 days
Curiosity In Tuscany, Finocchiona is also called Ruffiana from the italian verb "arruffianare" which in english means "to deceive": the innkeeper used it to seduce the customers while offer them mediocre wines. A stratagem also used by farmers at the end of the 19th century who, to cover up the defects of the wine to be sold to the noble citizens, always offered a few slices of Finocchiona before the wine tasting!
Our selection Le Selve di Vallolmo raises Grigio del Casentino pigs, an native Tuscan breed, with which it produces excellent quality cured meats. A valuable project carried out by Claudio and David Orlandi with the intention of enhancing the territory, its products and biodiversity
Suggestions Ideal for a delicious bruschetta or to enrich a quiche or a potato flan; taste it with robust red wine
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Ingredients Pork from pigs Grigio del Casentino, wholemeal salt from Cervia, pepper, wild fennel, dextrose, sucrose, preservative: E252, antioxidant: E301.
Weight 2,5 kg approx
Packaging Unpacked
Storage Conditions (unpacked products) Keep at +0 +4 °C
Instructions for use Not edible casing
Country of origin of the primary ingredient Italy
Nutrition Declaration Energy: 1711 kJ / 409 kcal
Fat: 33 g
of which saturates: 10 g
Carbohydrate: 1,1 g
of which sugars: 1,1 g
Protein: 27 g
Salt: 4 g
Typical value per 100g
The producer

Selve di Vallolmo - Poppi (AR) - Tuscany

Why we chose them
The wild breeding farm Le Selve di Vallolmo is located in the uncontaminated National Park of Casentino forest. We are in the oriental part of Tuscany and this company take care of Grigio del Casentino pigs under the supervision of the founder Claudio Orlandi. It is a tough, but beautiful and passion driven activity, run by the whole Claudio's family. Each member leads a different part of the business, from pigs birth to animal feeding, from breeding to cold cuts production and sales.The farm was born as Large White pigs breeder in the 80. Then starting with new millennium Claudio felt the need to integrate and differentiate more his proposition and started a charcuterie production with high quality meats. Grigio del Casentino pigs arrived a bit later, they are the result of a cross between a classic pig and Moro Romagnolo or Cinta Senese. Those animal are the protagonist of a project which protects them from the risk of extinction. A few local breeders, colleagues of Claudio, are contributing at the safeguard of this maculated pig. The core product of today tasting is the Prosciutto del Casentino, Slow Food Presidium, and then Mortadella, Pancetta and Ruffiana, all rigorously made with Grigio del Casentino meats.
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