detail of the 'a staffa' Salami and other products being made

Salami artisan manufacturing

The origins

Our cured meat artisan factory comes from the experience of Giuseppe Santoro, butcher from Cisternino who founded the company in 2000 and Piero Caramia, butcher from Martina Franca who made possible, with his arrival in 2009, a new course made of great energy and professionalism, after a past spent learning here and there from the village shops and in his butcher's shop.

spicy 'a staffa' salami in the hands of a Santoro artisan

Valle d'Itria

The company, located in the heart of Puglia, the wonderful Valle d'Itria, is part of the producers who gave life to the Capocollo Association of Martina Franca, which certificates the authenticity of the production of this characteristic and traditional salami.

landscape of Valle d'Itria

The production

We do the dry curing, we marinate the salted meat for a few hours in cooked wine, then we pack it in natural casing and we tie by hand, with Piero's guide and his unique knowledge. We smoke the raw meat with almond husk and Fragno branches. Eventually Giuseppe follows personally the ritual of the maturing, with the patience and experience that come from his hands and reach the heart of those who taste our products.

salting of the meat during the making of Santoro's salami

The protagonists

Do not you just an excellent product to make big business, above all we need people who believe in it every day, getting his hands dirty.

Photo portrait of Giuseppe Santoro in the production center of the salumificio

Giuseppe Santoro

Class 1963
He is the soul of the sausage factory, taking care of its products and customers with the same obstinate dedication. Wide shoulders and big heart. The salami is his passion, after that for his daughters and his adorable wife Piera.
Photo portrait of Angela Santoro in the production center of the salumificio

Angela Santoro

Class 1986
Graduated in Business Economics and Management, she deals with marketing and communication. She loves food and has residence on Facebook and Instagram. She is the rock essence of the company.
Photo portrait of Micaela Santoro in the production center of the salumificio

Micaela Santoro

Class 1989
She is responsible for administrative and accounting. She likes to change hair color and lipstick, she loves sax and good education. Meticulous and reflective, the development of every strategy passes from her intuition.
Photo portrait of Piero Caramia in the production center of the salumificio

Piero Caramia

Class 1964
Born in Martina Franca, he is responsible for production. The capocollo for him has no secrets, every day gives him form and life with his skilled craft hands. Famous for his comedy, his jokes are unmissable.
Photo portrait of Nico Caramia in the production center of the salumificio

Nico Caramia

Class 1991
He is responsible for logistics, and supports the production of every Santoro product. For everyone it is a reference: high and generous, proud look and unforgettable handshake for anyone.
Photo portrait of Silvio Caramia in the production center of the salumificio

Silvio Caramia

Class 1990
He studies and supports the family and the company in the moments in which the university commitment allows it. For him, the Salumificio Santoro is the possible horizon.