Cacciatorini DOP - Small Seasoned Sausages
Cacciatorini sausages are popular for their characteristic taste and small size, which
is quickly seasoned and can always be consumed fresh, since eaten quickly one at a time.
Moreover, the name of this sausage derives exactly from a widespread rural use of hunters
who used to bring short sausages with them in their excursions because, considering their
reduced size, they could place them easily in their sacks
Italian salami "alla cacciatora" is produced in ten regions:
Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Lombardy, Piedmont, and
Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy and Umbria, Marches, Tuscany,
Abruzzi, Latium, and Molise in central Italy. Historically, this
particular type of salami was first produced at the time of the
Longobard invasions in the hilly regions of Lombardy, when cured
meat, mostly pork, was the staple diet of the invading
barbarians, because it preserved well during their long
This type of salami is called "alla cacciatora" because it
became a favorite food among hunters. Its small size made it
ideal for carrying in knapsacks and for easy consumption
whenever hunger kicked in.
The law regulating the production of salami "alla cacciatore"
sets the rules not only for the quality of its ingredients but
also for its dimensions. Each "salamino" should not be more than
2.4 inches in diameter and 8 inches in length, with a maximum
weight of 11.6 oz.