Producer Spotlight: Volpi

Just like us, Volpi is passionate about really great, high-quality food. As craftsmen in their field, it is the only midwestern specialty foods company that makes all of its own dry-cured meats and handcrafts their family’s authentic recipes to deliver the best tasting products.

The company is always moving forward, continually offering unique twists on the classic specialty foods—satisfying discerning palates in ways that promise to change the landscape of the category. Which is why we couldn’t be happier they are a part of the DITALIA family!

About Volpi Foods

In 1898, John Volpi arrived in America from his home in Milan, Italy, bringing with him little more than a craft and a vision. Having learned from his elders the ancient European art of dry curing, John had a dream of importing the centuries-old traditions across the ocean—thus continuing to serve his customers once they migrated to America.

Four years later, in 1902, he opened Volpi Foods at the intersection of two dirt roads in the St. Louis neighborhood known as The Hill. There, he created cacciatore—dried salami small enough to fit into the pockets of the local clay miners. He used only local ingredients and suppliers and dried the meats using the same method he’d learned in Italy: opening and shutting windows to control the temperature and humidity of the air that circulated throughout the room. The response to John’s exquisite craftsmanship was overwhelming.

Today, Volpi Foods remains a major contributor to the city of St. Louis maintaining its founder’s culture of responsibility, ensuring that all employees, as well as livestock and the environment, are treated with respect.


Crafting Food With Care

Volpi Foods is passionate about producing delicious, natural, exceptionally high-quality foods, which is why they handcraft everything they make using original, authentic recipes. Simply put: their decisions are made not by expediency, but by taste—an experience you have to try for yourself.

The cornerstone of Volpi’s success, of course, remains its unparalleled dry cured meat. While we’d love to highlight all of Volpi’s products, we’ve created a quick list of favorites we know you’ll love.

Volpini Gift Sets

Foodies love Volpi salami. Which is why one of our most popular assortments, the Volpi Classic Salumeria Gift Box includes traditional recipes crafted for over 100 years by the John Volpi Company.

With the Volpi Classic Salumeria Gift Box, you can enjoy 6 salume by Volpi, inspired by the tradition of artisanal salumi making. From traditional Genoa salami to the creative wine-infused Chianti salami, this set is perfect for entertaining and tasting.

Volpi Classics

Volpi Roltini wraps thinly sliced prosciutto in layers of whole-milk mozzarella cheese. This unique yet traditional roll is perfect as a snack, sliced and placed on an antipasti platter, or as part of a main entree dish.

Volpi's Sweet Sopressata is inspired by the cured salume of Veneto, Italy. A coarsely ground salame that is lightly seasoned and perfectly aged. This salame can stand alone for a classic antipasto or add spice to any sandwich, grilled or cold.

Volpi Gourmet Pepperoni is inspired by traditional recipes from the Gulf of Napoli. Aged at cooler temperatures for over 40 days, for a spicy, sweet, smoky delight that will convince you to never go back to any other variety. Try this gourmet pepperoni on pizza, plain, or in a panini.

Volpi Prosciutto Americano is made using the same old-world method as traditional Italian prosciutto ham that originates in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The only difference is that Volpi Prosciutto uses all-natural pork from regional heirloom farms. Like its true Italian counterparts, Volpi Prosciutto is the product of a long, unhurried drying process lasting up to 12 months. Each ham is carefully inspected and hand-trimmed by their master salumiere. It is then carefully rubbed and salted to ensure an air-dried, even cure. The result is a softer, sweet flavor that melts in your mouth.

Sliced, whole, boneless or traditional—you name it, we have it.

Volpi Snacks

Volpi's Salame Stix are the perfect Italian salami snack for when you are on the go. Available in 3 different varieties, Original, Pepperoni, and Chorizo, these individual salami stix will soon become a favorite!

Volpi Genoa Salami, made famous by the ancient port of the same name, is made of extra lean pork and lightly seasoned with natural spices. Slice and serve with mild cheese, flatbread, fruit and red wine.

Volpi Roltini Singles are gluten-free, high-protein gourmet snacks made from Volpi's finest handcrafted cured meats and fresh mozzarella cheese. Available in Prosciutto Ham, Spicy Salami, and Pepperoni. Packaged in convenient snack-sized portions, Roltini singles are perfect for Italian snacking on the go.

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