Tuscany today is the region that, more than any other, has spun itself an image as a gourmet`s paradise. Important wines, great foods and hordes of enthusiasts from all over the world in search of lost flavours in one of Italy`s most beautiful regions. All this reinforces the idea of a refined land full of Renaissance paintings and of cities of art and culture. True?But something is missing from this picture: the real core of peasant culture, the farmers, the breeders, the artisans whose uncomplaining daily work, whose passionate involvement with the land have created the charm of those Tuscan hills. These are not men for great wines and refined flavours, but real toscanacci, afficionados of salami. That`s why the Classic Tuscan Salami is not a fancy dinner-party item, but a great product, the fruit of peasant know-how. It`s made from lean cuts of well-matured pork, free of sinew, finely minced with the addition of small strips of fat which give it softness and flavour. Unspiced, it is cured only with salt and peppercorns. This is the salami for picnics, for great get-togethers al fresco, the one where one slice leads to another and one good glass of red wine makes you never want to stop. Before buying it, just picture it sitting on the chopping board, thickly sliced. And there you are ready to distribute it to your insatiable friends. This is the Classic Tuscan Salami, the salami we love. A word or two about the Classic Tuscan Salami under wheat. This is a real delicacy that doesn`t betray its peasant roots. As in all quality salume, the softness is the result of correct apportioning of fat and lean cuts, and of a slow and delicate maturing process. In the version under wheat, the maturing, and therefore the finished product, are enhanced to the ultimate degree: the salami is left to age in a wooden box, completely buried in whole-wheat germ, which isolates it from the air and acts as a check to the progressive release of moisture from the salami, thus slowing the pace of maturation. The result is a unique salami, soft but complete, ready, suitable for any occasion – an important dinner or just a snack. The secret is to choose the right friends, the salami is already there….