News & Updates

Salumeria has the same goals as our North End store – to offer the best products from Italy and other parts of the Mediterranean and to serve you in the best way possible. That might be making sure a customer gets a regular supply of good-quality, gluten-free pasta, changing our packing filler to be biodegradable, or finding new cheeses, meats and other wonderful foods for your table. Check often to stay informed about our store, our products, our ever-expanding trove of recipes, and the wonderful world of Italian foods.


Ever wanted to know more about Boston's North End? Salumeria Italiana was proud to be highlighted in this recent video about the history of Boston's North End and the people, stores, and restaurants that make it the neighborhood it is today.


Aprile family

Autumn is harvest season for Italy's bounty of olives. Fratelli Aprile, south of Sicily, starts pressing Oct. 1 for the family's exceptional 274th Il Novello. Recently, we visited the Aprile groves and mill and were lucky enough to see the brothers in action. Their extra virgin olive oil is the essence of super premium. The olives are hand-picked from trees that are hundreds of years old, and the oil Just pressed

pressed just yards from the trees. The 274th green-gold color reflects the freshness and pure olive-y nature of the oil. 

daniele with 274The brothers, Roberto and Daniele, decided when they took over operations in the late '90s to concentrate only on quality. That dedication to quality and careful controls is shown in every detail -- from the small size of the containers storing the oil to reduce oxidation, to the simple beauty of the labeling on 274th, Sesto and other oils they produce, to the sparkling, clean mill.  The brothers and their parents who still work in the mill are justifiably proud of their EVOOs.

And we at Salumeria Italiana are excited to offer the 2013 harvest of 274th Il Novello. Daniele Aprile says that this summer's hot daytime temperatures combined with cool nights points to an exceptionally good olive harvest. We think this crop of 274th is fantastic, and we think you'll think so, too. 

Because we love this EVOO and so do our customers, we placed an early order for 274th Il Novello and will be among the first stores in the United States to offer the new 2013 harvest EVOO. And, as you know, freshest is best in extra virgin olive oil.



cavalli gold vecchioCavalli Gold Seal Extra Vecchio, considered by many ottimo, or best, of balsamic vinegars, is a treasure you'll want to experience. We just received a new shipment of this 25-year-old balsamico, aged to painstaking standards near Scandiano on the high plains of Reggio Emilia. Cavalli Gold Seal is as rare as it is precious, aged in a series of fine wood caskets to develop its intensity and layers of flavor. As with any balsamic this expensive, we suggest tasting by droplets, perhaps on some fine Aged Parmigiano-Reggiano. Some balsamico lovers sip it from tiny porcelain spoons.

Cavalli Silver Seal Balsamico is another wonderful vinegar. Aged for 18 years with the same painstaking precision, Silver Seal has a little less intensity but a lower price point. It's a rare treat dribbled on roasted meats, fine cheeses, or even a drop or two on ripe strawberries or raspberries. Either would be a wonderful gift for someone special (that someone might even be you.)