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To give life to this "typical" delicacy, just a few simple ingredients are enough: well-selected pork, salt, coarse-grained black pepper and an infusion of garlic immersed in red wine.
It is a typical product with really intense colors and flavors which recall the value of the land and the work done by hand, whose origins date back to the Lombard era in the area of the Staffora Valley.
Having debunked the urban legend about the shape of the fat inside the cold cut, which may not necessarily resemble a drop, Salame di Varzi has the particular characteristic of forming a "drop" or a layer of grease that forms on the surface during the aging process, due to the dissolution of a small part of the fats contained in it.
This phenomenon, due to the high temperatures, occurs specifically in the summer period, when in the cellars where the hanging salamis are stored, the temperature rises above certain thresholds.
The Salami of Varzi is unique in its kind because in its mix all parts of the pig are used, even the most noble and precious ones, which would otherwise become hams, "coppa" and other fine cured meats.
There is a phrase handed down to this day by the old peasant families that says: "nothing is thrown away from the pig", words that, in this case, are perfectly suitable.