'Nduja: A Southern Italian Delicacy
A Calabrian Trademark
Introducing our newest product, ‘Nduja. ‘Nduja is a trademark sausage originating from Calabria, Italy, and can enhance just about any dish. This spicy, spreadable pork sausage from Southern Italy is made up of the meat from the pork head, trimmings of various meat cuts, fatback, and for its signature spice, roasted Calabrian chili peppers. If you are curious what ‘Nduja tastes like, it has similar flavors to hot soppressata, chorizo, and pepperoni. Its texture is really what sets it apart from all other spicy meats. ‘Nduja consists of a paste-like texture which makes it spreadable, however, it can also come thickly sliced from the sausage.
Ways to Use ‘Nduja
‘Nduja is a very versatile meat. You can get super creative with how you choose to incorporate its unique flavor into different dishes. For example, you can add ‘Nduja to a cheeseboard to add some spice and make it unique. You can also add it to your eggs and sausage, salads, pastas, and sauces. Our personal favorite way to eat it is on our new “Crazy Calabrian” sandwich. Made with hot soppressata, fresh mozzarella, arugula, red roasted peppers, and of course ‘Nduja. This sandwich highlights the ‘Nduja’s flavors perfectly with accentuary ingredients that complement its unique kick. Another great thing about this product is that it can last unopened in your refrigerator for up to 1 year and up to 4 months after opening.
How to Make a Calabrian Charcuterie Board
If you have ever struggled to figure out a gift for someone, look no further. One easy way to make a special gift for a family member, friend, or coworker is to make them a charcuterie board gift basket. Who doesn’t love meat and cheese? Unless the person you are gifting is vegan or vegetarian, dang plant eaters, this will make a very thoughtful and delicious gift! You can include all different types of cheeses and crackers in your cheese board. Since the ‘Nduja’s flavor is so powerful, it is recommended that you pair it with equally intense-flavored cheeses like gorgonzola, caciocavallo, or smoked provola. Throw some fruit such as apple slices or grapes in there to compliment the spice. Once you’ve gathered all of your charcuterie ingredients and you want your basket to have EVEN MORE flavor, try adding in some hot soppressata or pepperoni for an extra hot twist.