Salumi (singular salume) are Italian cold cuts predominantly made from pork. Salumi include bresaola, which is made from beef, and also cooked products such as mortadella and prosciutto cotto. Salami is a specific type of salumi.
The word salumi comes from the Italian word salume, pl. salumi "salted meat", derived from Latin sal "salt".
Examples of salumi include:
- Prosciutto – An Italian dry-cured ham that is thinly sliced and served uncooked (Italian: Prosciutto crudo)
- Capocollo, also known as Coppa or Capicola
- Cotechino / Zampone
- Pancetta – Italian bacon made of pork belly meat
- Charcuterie – Branch of cooking of prepared meat products, primarily from pork
- List of dried foods
- List of sausages
- OED sv. salumeria, n.
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