National Salami Day | September 7
Thu Sep 7th

National Salami Day

On September 7th, National Salami Day honors a cured meat that many people enjoy every day. Salami is cured, fermented, and air-dried sausages that make their way to our delis and butcher shops in a delectable variety.


When making salami, manufacturers use other meats and blends. Most commonly made with pork, manufacturers use other meats and blends. For example, delis may sell a lamb, duck, or a beef and pork blend. In either a pork or beef casing, the ground sausage is mixed with seasonings and salt air-cured. Methods and recipes vary by region and country. And old age is also a factor. However, salami is usually aged between 30 to 90 days or longer by the manufacturers.

Although salami's beginnings are uncertain, the Romans may have developed techniques that are still in use today. Salamis were once popular among Southern European peasants days before refrigeration, even before refrigeration. When stored at room temperatures for up to 30 to 40 days, the sausage holds well once cut.

Genoa and Hard Salami are two salamis that may be familiar to you. With red wine, peppercorns, and garlic, Genoa salami ages. This softer salami has a fermented flavor. In comparison, Hard Salami does not only fall into the cured category, but the meat's producers also dry and smoke the meat. The salami slices were ready to be used.

How to celebrate national salami day?

Salami can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Don't just stop at a sandwich. The flavor pairs well with a variety of cheeses and pasta sauces, as shown by the photo. Salami is the star of a cold pasta dish. And if it's made globally, don't forget that Italy gave us this Italian original, even if it's made globally.

Add salami to a salad and Dice it up. Any bounty from your garden will benefit from salami's flavor. Just don't add any more salt. The salomi will account for the bulk of the seasoning.

Make yourself a few slices of salami and post #NationalSalamiDay on social media.

National salami day is the oldest national salami day in the United States

In 2006, the Salami Appreciation Society in Henrico, Virginia, established National Salami Day.

Salami FAQ

Q. How else can salami be used other than making sandwiches?

A. Salami's unique taste is a hit in salads and soups. It will also add a layer of flavor to pasta dishes, adding a layer of flavor. Also add salami to your quiche recipes and other egg dishes. Salami also brings simplicity and a touch of wow factor to appetizers.

Q. What countries produce salami?

A. Although Italy makes the best salami in the world, you can find it in virtually every butcher shop or deli around the world.

Q. How many calories are in salami?

A. A 1-ounce slice of salami has 94 calories.