Mastro Dario Salumi

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Mastro Dario Salumi shines with Pancetta and Cacciatore salami at the 2021 awards

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Nine years ago Dario Soresi and Bruno Battaini started to experiment with the production of salami in South Africa, but they soon realised that the real problem was going to be the nature of the very changeable climate, with hot days happening in every season, which could be a real cause of salami going bad.

The most economical route would have been that of adding poisonous Nitrites, which is widely used, but Mastro Dario chose to make Salami without Nitrite or preserving liquids that give a smoked taste! It's better to have salami that doesn't appear deep red and are made with no poisons! Their Salami matures for months, in special cold rooms wrapped their own natural yeasts getting slowly that special taste! The genuine taste of times gone by....

Dario and Bruno attended a course and with the help of some Italian friends, ‘NORCINI’ professional salami makers started their production. From the beginning they used only the best Italian traditions and technology. Dario says ‘when I offer salami to my granddaughters I know they eat genuine and not carcinogenic food!

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The meat used is from a farm in George ‘Van Rensburg Meat’, a high quality closed-circuit farm where pigs are born and slaughtered, with no hormones, antibiotics, diseases and stress from transport, which causes adrenalin surges in the meats that alter its’ taste, color and tenderness!

The cooperation with Maurizio started in 2005 when he traced up the old Outeniqua mountain road to meet the creators of these tastes, and fulfill his passion to find the origin in food, which started in Tuscany when he used to bring small producers to the ‘Fierucola Markets’ he organized with friends in his hometown. From there on lots of people countrywide have been able to enjoy Mastro Dario genuine tasty Cold Meats.

If you happen to be passing by the Outeniqua Mountains visit them where you will taste their products and breath the pure air of the forests and mountain that surround them. Dario and Bruno say ‘what’s better than a ‘Panino al Salame’ with a glass of good wine…….it’s the taste of life!’

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