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Free salumi tomorrow in Streeterville

Traditional specialties from Creminelli Fine Meats.

Traditional specialties from Creminelli Fine Meats.

Salumi maker Cristiano Creminelli of Creminelli Fine Meats will be in town tomorrow to unveil his new line of artisanal, Italian-style deli meats. Creminelli creates traditional Italian meat specialties, including many that are otherwise unavailable in the U.S. Products include handcrafted salamis and sausages infused with such flavors as pesto, barolo and truffles,

You can get a free taste from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Di Sotto Enoteca in Streeterville, the newest wine bar from the Francesca’s folks. At about 6 p.m., Creminelli will give a short talk on his products.

The Creminellis have been producing traditional meat products since the 1600s, according to family legend. Grandpa Ugo Creminelli also served as personal chef to Gen. Pietro Badoglio, who took over the Italian government after Mussolini was deposed.

Cristiano Creminelli ran production for the family business, Salumificio di Vigliano, located near the town of Biella in northern Italy at the foot of the Italian Alps, from 1990 till 2006, when he began to build Creminelli Fine Meats in America. The Salt Lake City-based company began producing under Cristiano’s supervision in June, 2007.