- Country of Origin: United States
- Region: San Francisco
- Type: Natural casing salame with mold on
- Style: Finnochiona
- Flavor profile: Strong fennel and subtle black pepper spices
- Quantity: 7# or ~10 oz chubs
- Availability: Year Round
Finocchiona, a coarse ground salame, supposedly owes its origins to a thief at a fair near the town of Prato, who stole a fresh salame and hid it in a stand of wild fennel. When he returned for it, he found it had absorbed the aromas of its hiding place and had become fit for the Gods.
The Finocchiona fiore (mold on) salami are ~7# the meat for these salamis is never frozen and it is fermented in natural casing.
Tasting notes: This is one of the best salamis Columbus makes with the wild fennel flavor adding a sweetness to the coarse ground meat.