If you are one that lives by the adage “variety is the spice of life,” Rancho Llano Seco is the company for you. The California-based company has announced a lineup of its delicious salamis inspired by varieties and flavors from across the globe. The tantalizing flavors include Californiano, Hibernian, and Chinese Five Spice, and will bring a zest of world spices to any charcuterie plate at a time when everyone could use a reminder of what world travel is like.
The Rancho Llano Seco farm is over 18,000 acres and has been part of the family’s rich heritage since 1861. According to a release, over 90 percent of the land is under wildlife habitat and agricultural protections that provide the perfect environment for cultivating symbiotic relationships between livestock, fields, and waterways. In other words, this is the perfect balance to create the amazing, rich flavors that Rancho Llano is known for. Additionally, all livestock roam free and are raised without antibiotics and fed food that is 75 percent grown on the land where they graze.
The Californiano salami that is inspired by the Mexican heritage of the family and incorporates Mexican chili peppers guajillo, pasilla, and ancho with the sweet flavor of cocoa powder to create a unique combination. The Hibernian salami is spiced with onion powder, white pepper, and marjoram to illicit a taste of an Irish breakfast combined with Italian antipasti. Lastly, the Chinese Five Spice brings together the traditional ingredients that balance the five basic tastes of Chinese cuisine: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami.
All products that Rancho Llano creates can be found on the company’s online shop or throughout local restaurants, delis, butchers, and grocery stores around California. The list includes Chez Panisse, Zuni, and Che Fico; grocers like Bi-Rite, Nugget Markets, and Berkeley Bowl; and butchers like Electric City Butcher, Thistle Meats, and The Local Butcher Shop.
My dad once told me that salami is one of the most versatile foods you can find. I have held firm to that statement, and Rancho Llano is proving it with its newest lineup. If your customers love a good salami variety as much as I do, be sure to stock up on the company’s offerings to give shoppers exactly what they are looking for.