Columbus

It is incredible to hear of a company, founded over 100 years ago in San Francisco, is still operating in the bay area as one of the most popular salami brands in the United States. Founded in 1917, Columbus Craft Meats got its start in the North Beach neighborhood (Little Italy) of San Francisco. 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 is the combination of the Old-World production methods and the weather that gives cured meats made in the Bay Area its unique flavor. It was this signature flavor that provoked a group of artisan salami makers including Columbus Craft Meats to convince the U.S. Department of Agriculture to call their products “Italian Dry” exclusively. To this day it 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 unique 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 challenging to pronounce and identifying the craft meats can be confusing at times. Columbus is good at making craft meats more accessible. Their retail packs feature pre-sliced charcuterie favorites including Finocchiona, Crespone, and Hot Sopressata, which are great additions to any charcuterie spread.

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 SECCHI

Handcrafted and aged in a natural edible casing. Columbus Salame Secchi is known 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 Columbus 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 Columbus Diced Pancetta.

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 Columbus Pancetta.

12/3 oz.

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COPPA

Made from closely-trimmed pork shoulder, this Columbus 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 Columbus Prosciutto comes from high-quality ham, rubbed with salt and 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 Columbus 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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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 Columbus Italian Dry Salame a must-try. Aged to bring out its full aroma.

12/5 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 Columbus 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.

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SOPRESSATA CHUB

Sweet fennel, red peppers, paprika, and red wine, Columbus Sopressata is as authentic in flavor as the varieties that were made centuries ago.

12/8 oz.

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CRESPONE ARTISAN SLICED

Columbus Crespone is full flavor and made using only the finest ingredients. Pile high on your Charcuterie board at your next party!

12/3 oz.

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SALAME ITALIAN DRY EW

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

12/1.5 lb.

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SALAME CHUB PEPPERED

Columbus classic style peppered Salame is mildly spiced, blended with a little red wine and hand-rolled in freshly cracked peppercorns.

12/8 oz.

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CALABRESE CHUB

Inspired by a recipe from the Calabria region of Italy. Made with crushed red pepper to give this Columbus southern Italian favorite a spicy finish.

12/8 oz.

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CHORIZO CHUB

Made with paprika and a special pepper blend to give Columbus salame a flavor true to the chorizo salame made in Spain.

12/8 oz.

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HOT SOPRESSATA CHUB ARTISAN

Hot Columbus Sopressata is a Traditional country-style salame made using quality cuts of pork. Aromatic and flavorful with a buttery finish.

12/8 oz.

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SOPRESSATA HOT ARTISAN SLICED

Columbus Hot Sopressata is made with high-quality pork, coarsely chopped and mixed with flavorings of Chile De Arbol, fennel and sherry wine.

12/3 oz.

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SALAME W/ PORCINI MUSHROOM CHUB ARTISAN

This artisan Columbus Salame is made using quality cuts of pork. Distinct buttery salame flavor with hints of earthy Porcini mushrooms.

12/8 oz.