Common Meats in Italian Cooking

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Salami – Cured meat with varying tastes. Made with pork, salt, spices, garlic and wine.

Sopressata – Salami made with black peppercorns. Comes in Hot (with Red Pepper) and Sweet flavors.

Tonno – Tuna in olive oil.

Italian Sausage – Fresh coarse pork usually flavored with garlic and fennel seed or anise seed. Comes in two styles - hot (flavored
with hot, red peppers) and sweet (without the added heat).

Prosciutto – Ham that has been seasoned, salt cured, and dried.

Mortadella – Sausage originating from Bologna, pink in color, and is studded with cubes of creamy fat and sometimes pistachios.

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