Chocolate Salame

Chocolate Salame

By Nonna Letizia.

Sharing here a delicious and personal recipe that comes to us from Nonna Letizia, Cristiano’s grandmother. This is a powerful edible story for Cristiano who remembers how she used to make it for the family. You might enjoy it on one of our tours in Piedmont.


Ingredients for 6 people:

  • 225 grams (1/2 pound) of a dark chocolate bar
  • 150 grams (1/3 pound) of dry cookies (like amaretti)
  • 115 grams (1/4 pound) of butter
  • 90 grams (1/5 pound) of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp of rum



  • Melt dark chocolate and butter in the oven or in a pot on the stove over low flame
  • Beat the eggs with sugar. Then add rum. Pour this into chocolate and butter mixture
  • Put cookies in a bag and crush them, then add to the rest and mix well
  • Pour the mixture onto parchment paper and roll it into a salame shape (similar to a log)
  • Wrap it with aluminmum foil and put in the fridge for at least a few hours
  • When ready to serve, just take it out of the fridge and slice it
  • If you really want to go for the look of a salame, add powder sugar (similar to mold on cured meat) and tie a string lengthwise and around it, about 2 inches apart (this is the way salame is prepared to be cured)
  • If you want to try a vegan version of this recipe you can replace butter and eggs with 50 grams of non-dairy milk and use vegan cookies


Buon appetito!


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