Gluten Free.***Note form Olympia Provisions
Hey everybody! My name is Paul Oppliger and I am the QA/QC Manager at Olympia Provisions. Day in and day out, I make sure that the products we produce and send to you are as close to perfect as possible. I also help to resolve the problems and feedback we hear from you, to ensure that we are making the most delicious products we can. One of the most frequently asked questions we get is "what's the powdery stuff on my salami?" This is a question I think about everyday, so to help you all understand, I am going to give you a look inside my world and answer some questions you might have!
Last time you received an Olympia Provisions salami you probably noticed that the outside was coated with some white, blue, grey or green fuzzy stuff. Your assumption was right, that is mold. But not "that" kind of mold. The mold we use, penicillium nalgiovense, is integral to our salami. Like the mold on a fine cheese, p. nalgionvense gives our salami a special character. We intentionally put mold on the outside of our salami as part of our curing and fermentation process. We call it our "House Flora". It's unique to our process and is nothing you should be afraid of. It's something we love and that sets us apart. Unlike some salami makers, we keep our molds, rather than brushing them off and dusting the products with milk or rice powder.
Nutritional information coming soon!