FIGI have posted about my love of cured meats and my fondness for figs in the past. However, I never thought I would find a combination of the two – but the fine folks at Charlito’s Cocina have fulfilled a dream I never knew I had with their Dry Fig Salami.

About the Dry Fig Salami from Charlito’s Cocina: “Inspired by the immense versatility and delightful taste of figs, this “salami” is a wonderful addition to any cheese plate, a lovely complement to a dessert, or a tasty, nutritious snack. It also works marvelously with a nice glass of Malbec, Garnacha, or our favorite, Bonarda. And, because it’s made of dried fruit, it will last a long time!”

About Charlito’s Cocina: “Our approach is to work slowly and steadily and make everything from scratch. We like to consider ourselves an incubator for gastronomic ideas. It is in this spirit that we will always strive to explore and experiment with new recipes and new products. Our intention is to preserve gastronomic tradition and to help integrate it into the time in which we live. Our emphasis is on technique and ingredients. Our products are simple and made with the cleanest, best ingredients we can find, with technique that has survived and evolved through generations. All of our products are made by hand, slowly, in small batches. You will find a hand-written batch number on every item.”

FIG2If you don’t like the idea of figs, try Charlito’s Cocina’s Salami Picante Dry Cured Spicy Salami: “Salami Picante was born of a tide of requests for ‘something hot,’ a tide that has been rolling in since we began producing salami. The result is a salami that gracefully strikes a harmonious balance between “making sure the heat is felt” and “making sure you can still taste the salami’s meaty, salty nuances.” Slowly dry-cured with pasture-raised, heritage breed pork, hand-harvested sea salt, and a delicate, house-made blend of chiles, Salami Picante is a one of a kind spicy salami that will arouse your senses and heed your call when you ask for it ‘nice and hot.’”

Visit Charlito’s Cocina online shop here.