Handcrafted charcuterie, deeply rooted in the regional flavors and traditions of Europe.
- Traditional handcrafted Greek sausage from salumist Elias Cairo
- Made with antibiotic-free Pacific Northwest pork
- Vibrant, gentle flavor and authentic, unique character
Charcuterie is as much an art as it is a science. Olympic Provisions' Elias Cairo approaches it with inspired precision, purity and patience. The use of uncommon, old-world techniques assures a finished product that has deep, nuanced flavor and exquisite texture.
Cairo, a Greek-American, uses his father's recipe in his delightful Loukanika, a salami that is robustly seasoned with toasty cumin and garlic and studded with bright orange zest. It is then slowly dry-cured for a unique, award-winning take on a hellenic favorite!
Salami naturally dries and hardens as it ages. Store your wrapped salami in the refrigerator to slow the aging process and enjoy it as soon as you can.
Pork, Pork Fat, Salt. Contains 2% or less of dextrose, orange zest, garlic, sodium nitrite, sodium nitrate, spices, lactic acid starter culture, water.
Salumist Elias Cairo grew up first generation Greek-American, with a father who made charcuterie at home. Doing things the old fashioned way was commonplace - a natural influence on his later journey to Europe, to apprentice in the kitchens of masters. It was there that Cairo rediscovered the art of curing meat and found inspiration in the meat markets and mountain towns of the old world. The experience affirmed what he'd been taught all along - handmade is better. Back in Portland, Oregon, Elias set out to approach the craft of charcuterie with purity and patience, recreating a nearly extinct old world technique that is seldom seen in America. The result is Olympia Provisions, Oregon's first USDA-approved salumeria, established in 2009, but deeply rooted in the past.