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Vivere la campagna

Cured products

Sliced ham and sausage

In Sardinia as in Middle Campidano, cured products and sausage production can boast a long tradition, handed down from father to son, stemmed from the need to preserve meats for long at a time when modern refrigerators did not exist.
Thus, in the past, every yard had its own ‘pig’s house’ (sa domu e su procu). Pigs were fed on acorns and Indian figs; from their meats, sausages and a protein reserve for a whole year were ensured.

The preparation of cured products requires a few specific proceedings: a thorough salting, a generous amount of spices and a gradual ageing in places with a monitored temperature and moisture content, for the meats to loose their liquids at the best.

Products variety is remarkable. The most typical ones include black pudding, a sweet salami obtained with pig’s blood seasoned with aromas, with the addition of nuts and raisins; hams, sausages, mustela, bacon, lard, pig’s jowl and cheek, the testa in cassetta and much more.
Valuable and very appreciated are also sausages made in this province, including a special sheep’s ham and sausage.
Any cured products can be served as hors-d’œuvres, or they can be used to make delicious dishes characterized by the genuineness and taste of ancient traditions.

Local companies

  • Macelleria Cuccu Carlo
    Via Nazionale, 101/103 - Villacidro
    Telefono: 070 9314646
    e-mail: carlo.cuccu@tiscali.it
  • Pinna Giovanna Eredi s.n.c. di Anna
    Via Porru Bonelli 104/106 - Gonnosfanadiga
    Telefono: 070 9799467
    e-mail: pinnaeredi@tiscali.it
  • Salumificio Artigianale Lilliu
    Via Sardegna, 25 - Ussaramanna
    Telefono: 0783 95082 - 393 6696960
    Fax: 0783 95082
    e-mail: lilliusalumi@gmail.com
  • Salumificio Monte Linas
    Z.I. strada C2 Bis - Villacidro
    Telefono: 070 9311180 - 070 9313471
    e-mail: montelinas@tiscali.it
    sito internet: www.salumificiomontelinas.it
  • Società Cooperativa Agricola 27 Febbraio
    S.S. 293 km. 11,600 Loc. Pimpisu - Samassi - Serramanna
    Telefono: 070 9130033 - 335 1016608
    Fax: 070 9133040