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 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.