Salame Felino is a particular type of Italian cured pork sausage. Its name comes from the place where it's produced: Felino, a small village located in Italy's central Emilia-Romagna region. The tiny town is surrounded by the green Bazanga valley, which is full of forests where herds of pigs were raised in the ancient past. But there's another reason why Felino is known for its salami: at 607 feet above sea level, the hilltop town has a mild and windy climate, conditions that are ideal for naturally curing meat over time. Thanks to this unique microclimate, artisans are able to use less salt to preserve the meat.
Historical records show that Salame Felino dates back to the first century A.D., making it one of the most ancient cured meats known to man.