Our Unique Fiore
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Our Unique Fiore

Our Unique Fiore

One of the secrets to our premium salame is the Columbus Fiore, the soft white coating of aromatic mold.

During the dry aging process, salame develops a layer of aromatic mold that protects it from excessive drying and enhances its flavor, much like Brie cheese. Master salame makers in Italy, called “salumieri,” refer to this mold as Fiore, or bloom.

Our founders started their salame-making in the North Beach area of San Francisco where the mild climate and relative humidity were similar to the Tuscany region in Italy – making it ideal for the growth of Fiore, and, therefore, ideal for the production of authentic Old World salame.