Salame Piemonte joins the official list of the typical Italian products with the certification PGI (protected geographical indication) that was released on July 16, 2015.
Being a PGI certification requires that at least one phase of the production process must be carried out in the region of Piemonte.
Salame Piemonte PGI is made from mixture of fresh pork, which has not undergone the freezing processes, obtained from the following denominations. For the lean part: striated muscle from the thigh, shoulder and bacon; for the fat part: noble fat from the belly, the throat and lard. They can not be used mechanically separated meat. When released for consumption, the entire Salame Piemonte PGI has not less than 300 grams.
A specificity of Salame Piemonte PGI is its soft and sweet and delicate flavor derived, mainly, from the early ages. This feature, as the result of an ancient piemontese tradition of charcuterie, met, over time, tastes and habits of local consumers. The main feature of Salame Piemonte PGI is the presence, among the ingredients of piemontese red wine, with denomination of origin, derived exclusively from Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto, present in the mixture, in excess of 0.25%.