Columbus

It is amazing to hear of a company, founded over 100 years ago in San Francisco still operating in the bay area as one of most popular salame brands in the United States. Columbus charcuterie company was founded in the North Beach neighborhood (Little Italy) of San Francisco in 1917. San Francisco has since become the Salami capital in America and that is no accident. The Bay Area in general, with its cool climate and permeating fog, is perfect for the production and aging of dry cured meats. In fact, it was a combination of the Old-World production methods and the weather that provoked a group of artisan salami makers including Columbus to convince the U.S. Department of Agriculture to exclusively call their products “Italian Dry.” To this day this remains the standard way to identify salami made in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Columbus Charcuterie

Columbus Charcuterie is made using premium cuts of pork, and a special blend of spices, carefully sourced and chosen to highlight the flavor of the meat. For many consumers charcuterie, like wine, can be intimidating. Italian names can be difficult to pronounce and identifying the craft meats can be confusing at times. One of the things Columbus does really well is make craft meats more accessible. Their retail packs feature pre-sliced charcuterie favorites including Finocchiona, Crespone, and Hot Sopressata. Charcuterie boards have become a popular trend in the past few years, and people love to prepare and serve before a dinner party.

When you buy Columbus Craft Meats you are guaranteed a quality product that is made right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. To the end consumer, the Columbus logo means quality. We offer a wide selection of Columbus Charcuterie style craft meats. We invite you to take a look at our section below.

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SALAME PEPPER EW

This classic style Peppered Salame is mildly spiced, blended with a little wine and hand-rolled in freshly cracked peppercorns. Superb flavor!

12/1.5 lb.

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SALAME ITALIAN DRY EW

A splash of wine, a sprinkling of spices and quality cuts of pork make this Italian Dry Salame a must-try. Slow-aged for full richness.

12/1.5 lb.

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SALAME LOW SODIUM SLICED EW

Low Sodium Salame packs the same robust flavor of traditional Italian Dry Salame with one significant difference. It has 54% less Sodium!

12/1.5 lb.

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SALAME SECCHI

Handcrafted and aged in a natural edible casing, Columbus Salame Secchi is noted for its subtle aroma and delicate and distinct flavor.

12/ 5 oz.

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SALAME WRAPPED

A splash of wine, a sprinkling of spices and quality cuts of pork make this Italian Dry Salame a must-try. Slow-aged for full richness.

12/8 oz.

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DICED PANCETTA

Lean, cured with salt and a handful of spices, tightly rolled and then dry-cured and aged naturally. Cook thoroughly before consuming.

12/ 5 oz.

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PANCETTA

Lean, cured with salt and a handful of spices, tightly rolled and then dry-cured and aged naturally. Cook thoroughly before consuming.

12/3 oz.

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COPPA

Made from closely-trimmed pork shoulder, this coppa is rubbed with salt and spices then slow-aged and air-dried to bring out the tenderness.

12/3 oz.

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PROSCIUTTO

This Prosciutto comes from high quality ham, rubbed with salt and then slowly air-dried. It’s slow-aged 120 days, dry-cured for optimum flavor.

12/3 oz.

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PEPPER SALAME

This classic style Peppered Salame is mildly spiced, blended with a little wine and hand-rolled in freshly cracked peppercorns. Delicious!

12/4 oz.

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GENOA SALAME

A blend of cracked pepper and garlic combined with a medium grind of extra-lean pork give Columbus Genoa Salame its aromatic mellowness.

12/4 oz.

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CALABRESE SALAME (HOT)

Columbus Calabrese will wow you with bold spice and flavor. A taste from the southern tip of Italy, it is zesty with paprika and peppers.

12/5 oz.

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ITALIAN DRY SALAMI

A blend of cracked pepper and garlic combined with a medium grind of extra-lean pork give Columbus Genoa Salame its aromatic mellowness.

12/5 oz.

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LITE ITALIAN DRY SALAME

This lite salame tastes as great as Columbus traditional salame with one significant difference; It has far fewer calories and less fat.

12/5 oz.

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ITALIAN DRY SALAME

A splash of wine, a sprinkling of spices and quality cuts of pork make this Italian Dry Salame a must-try. Aged to bring out its full aroma.

12/5 oz.

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LOW SODIUM SALAME PILLOW PACK

Traditional Italian Dry Salame with one significant difference. It has 54% less Sodium! Feel free to stack a mountain of it on a sandwich.

12/8 oz.

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GENOA SALAME PILLOW

A blend of cracked pepper and garlic combined with a medium grind of extra-lean pork gives this Genoa Salame its aromatic mellowness.

12/10 oz.

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ITALIAN DRY SALAME PILLOW PACK

A splash of wine, a sprinkling of spices and quality cuts of pork makes Columbus Italian Dry Salame a must-try in the taste category.

12/12 oz.

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VARIETY PACK (Calabrese, Italian Dry and Pepper Salame)

Sampler contains four ounces each of pre-sliced Italian Dry Salame, Pepper Salame and Calabrese Salame, three of the most popular varieties.

12/12 oz.

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PANINO GENOA SALAME

Thin sliced Mozzarella rolled with Columbus Genoa Salame, these personal sized snacks are perfect for the on-the-go Columbus Salame lovers!

12/3.9 oz.