Gusto

Product

Our Gusto line of organic salame is made exclusively for Whole Foods Market. Good salame is directly affected by the quality of the raw materials you start with. The first step is sourcing the best organic meat that we can find. In our case, all of our Gusto meat comes from Becker Lane Organic Farm. On his farm in Iowa, Jude Becker, a 6th generation farmer, raises a cross between two heritage breeds, Berkshire and Chester White. Animal husbandry is of the utmost importance on Jude’s farm. In fact, he is not just USDA certified organic, but also part of the Global Animal Partnership and Step 3 rated.

Once we have sourced a raw material that adheres to our standards, we apply our traditional methods for making salame. We start by formulating our spice mixtures in a way that is not overpowering and lets the flavor of the meat come through. We also use low temperature fermentation with no heat treatment. We inoculate the outside of our salame with beneficial white mold as this helps in the drying process. Another important step that makes us stand out is the respect we allow for the proper aging time. We don’t rush our salame and this helps us achieve the deep flavor we are going for. Last but not least is our packaging that insures you get the salame we meant for you to have, by stabilizing the product just long enough for you to enjoy.

Step 3 USDA Organic

The Gusto Line

Sopressata

Sopressata

Sopressata is a robust salame flavored with whole black peppercorns, white pepper, sea salt, and garlic.

Flavor Profile: Black Peppercorn

Ingredients: Organic pork, sea salt, contains less than 2% of the following: organic sugar, celery powder, organic white pepper, organic black pepper, organic shiraz wine, organic garlic, and lactic acid starter culture.

Genoa

Genoa

Genoa is a mild salame, simply seasoned with salt and white pepper.

Flavor Profile: Mild

Ingredients: Organic pork, sea salt, contains less than 2% of the following: organic sugar, celery powder, organic white pepper, organic shiraz wine, organic garlic, and lactic acid starter culture.

Piccante

Piccante

Piccante is flavored with spicy paprika and chili pepper for that extra kick.

Flavor Profile: Spicy Paprika

Ingredients: Organic pork, sea salt, contains less than 2% of the following: organic smoked paprika, organic sugar, organic crushed chili, celery powder, organic shiraz wine, organic garlic, organic cumin, cayenne powder, organic oregano, and lactic acid starter culture.

The Craftsman

Craftsman

Gusto is made by OLLI Salumeria exclusively for Whole Foods Market. We are a new company founded in 2010, but come from a deeply rooted culture of salumi. Our founder, Oliviero Colmignoli, is the 4th generation in his family making dry cured meats. His family started in Norcia, Umbria many years ago. Oliviero came to the states in 2004 working for the family business. In 2010 he founded Olli Salumeria as he saw the need for high quality artisanal salumi here in the USA. Since then, Olli Salumeria has been sourcing the best raw materials and applying traditional methods imported directly from Norcia to produce traditional salame.

Allergens

Allergens

We are extremely sensitive to our customer’s needs and the integrity of our product. We follow strict internal rules in our production facility and we don’t allow any allergen to even enter the production area in order to avoid the possibility of cross contamination. All of the Gusto line is Gluten Free. Our salame is free of milk products (which are sometimes used as fillers by other salame companies). Even our starter culture, which is called a lactic acid starter, is not grown from milk. We do not add any chemical nitrates, instead we use a natural substitute. We strive to provide a sincere salame made with organic meat and a clean ingredient statement that can be enjoyed by all.

All of our Gusto products are:

  • Gluten Free
  • Treenut and Peanut Free
  • Milk Product Free
  • Egg Free
  • Soy Free
  • Fish and Shellfish Free

We hope that this answers any of your allergen questions. If not, please feel free to send us an email info@gustocraft.com.