Interior view of a butcher, charcuterie, delicatessen, shop selling traditional Italian cold cuts of meat and whole hams on display.

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Interior view of a butcher, charcuterie, delicatessen, shop selling traditional Italian cold cuts of meat and whole hams on display.
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Italian cold cuts are often made from pork: salami, prosciutto, salsiccia, finocchiona, pancetta, and so on, which are collectively referred to asÊsalumi. In the past, these were all made when hogs were butchered in late fall or early winter, and set aside to guarantee a supply of meat during the warmer months when uncured meats would spoil rapidly. Salumeria is a shop specialising in salami; a charcuterie, a delicatessen, a grocer's or deli.
Location: Italy, Rome.