Dried sausage products

The dried sausage product group has always played a prominent role within Compaxo, and this is reflected in approximately 120 years of experience. In the past, Compaxo's sausage makers strove to stimulate the drying process in a variety of creative ways.

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Salami is distinguishable by its white exterior, and belongs to the sausage varieties in which a preservation process has taken place beforehand. In actual fact, salami is a variant of cervelat, due to use of a different blend of spices. In the Netherlands, this is because garlic has been added in all cases.


Salami, just like cervelat, is made up of offcuts left over after the butcher completed processing of the meat, and it undergoes a comparable drying process. The land of origin is much debated. Salami is said to originate from Italy, and that the Italian word salame (which means salted meat) is the origin of the product's name. Hungary has also claimed to have invented the product. In the Netherlands, garlic is added to the sausage in addition to salt. During the original production method of salami, an edible white mold formed on the outside of the sausage during the drying process. The white-colored exterior around the modern salami is symbolic for this.

The product at Compaxo

Compaxo's salami is distinguished by its slightly sour taste, which complements the garlic-based spice blend. The inner color of the salami is deep red and has a medium-fine cut.De salami van Compaxo kenmerkt zich door een lichtzurige smaak die er goed uit komt in combinatie met het knoflook georiënteerde kruidenpallet. De kleur van de binnenkant van de salami is dieprood met een middelfijne snit.


Compaxo offers salami in a variety of finished formats, such as snack, sliced and semi-finished. Nowadays, salami is used in a variety of meals, and is also perfectly suited as an addition to a pasta or pizza dish. Salami flavors based on regions of origin, such as American pepperoni or German salami, are also options. We offer salami made from pork and/or beef.

Recommendations and facts

In the Netherlands, salami usually contains garlic, though this is not necessarily the case in other countries. For example, Belgium has the familiar salami with garlic, and also plain salami which is comparable to our cervelat.

The above mentioned examples are just to give you an impression of what we are able to. Are you looking for something else? Feel free yo discuss this with us and ask for the possibilities.
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