Friends, I am really, really excited about this. The nice folks at Creminelli Fine Meats are giving away a one time shipment of their Creminelli Club for the month of December. If you haven’t heard of Creminelli Fine Meats, let me enlighten you. They produce some of the most delectable salami I’ve ever had. And that is including the salami I had when Ryan and I went to Italy. I’m telling you, it is downright delicious. And now one of you is going to get a chance to try some!
Salami has always been one of my favorite go to snacks. It’s the first plate I head for at any party. And a plate I always make sure to have at mine. However, it can be hard to find really good, quality salami. At least I used to think so, until I was introduced to Creminelli salami at the International Food Bloggers Conference a few years back. One bite and I was absolutely smitten. It’s salty. It’s savory. It’s meaty. Everything a good salami should be. They only use all natural and organic ingredients. Meats that are raised humanely and without antibiotics. And they buy local whenever possible. Basically, they know what their doing over at Creminelli. Makes sense, since according to their family legend, they’ve been salami artisans since the 1600s.
Recently Creminelli Fine Meats launched the Creminelli Club. And I’m not gonna lie, I kinda want it for Christmas. Tell me this does not sound fantastic. If you are in the club you get 4 shipments a year. Each shipment arrives with exclusive salamis. Meaning you cannot buy it in stores and it is not made for anyone else. Each box also contains pairings like small batch cheese and preserves. Santa are you listening?
What I am giving away today is the December Creminelli Club box. And friends, it sounds glorious. This month’s box includes:
To enter simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite Holiday party appetizer. I don’t think it needs to be said but salami is mine, Creminelli Tartufo Salami to be exact.
Photo Courtesy of Creminelli Fine Meats
Giveaway ends Sunday, December 16 at 6pm PST.
Open to US residents only.
Winner chosen at random. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If I don’t get a response another winner will be chosen.
To ensure freshness, the box will be sent directly from Creminelli Fine Meats to the winner.
The product has been donated by Creminelli Fine Meats. I have not been compensated for this post. The opinions are my own.
Natalie HernandezDecember 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm
I LOVE bacon wrapped dates. The combination of sweet and salty, soft and crispy is amazing!!
Helen GDecember 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm
Spinach pies made with feta and spinach with filo dough. So delicious.
Eric FDecember 16, 2012 at 2:33 pm
Bacon Wrapped Cocktail Weenies…..
Meldoy FryeDecember 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm
Spicy sausage balls. Yummy!
Nicole RotenberryDecember 16, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Mark KDecember 16, 2012 at 11:03 am
Deviled eggs made with bacon. Always a big hit! Salami might be next!
Willa Blue ReddyDecember 16, 2012 at 10:36 am
Goat cheese and honey and bacon samosas :D So rich and filling but worth it!
KennyDecember 16, 2012 at 10:05 am
My favorite holiday party appetizer is clearly salami.
RobynDecember 16, 2012 at 9:53 am
David ChunDecember 16, 2012 at 9:53 am
I find cheddar cheese cubes irresistible this time of year.
JoshDecember 16, 2012 at 9:44 am
Anything in pig!
CandiDecember 16, 2012 at 9:42 am
Chex mix :)
Crystal DoubledayDecember 16, 2012 at 8:01 am
Anything made with Goat Cheese. Glorious glorious goat cheese. Add some pate and we have a party.
Heidi MDecember 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm
Artichoke & spinach dip
MabelDecember 15, 2012 at 7:55 pm
Dips! Spinach artichoke probably my fave
Jen S.December 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm
Chilled shrimp with cocktail sauce – and all the other goodies too.
Elena VoDecember 15, 2012 at 5:38 pm
Rachel WeinsteinDecember 15, 2012 at 5:14 pm
Bacon balsamic brussel sprouts!
Patricia ADecember 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm
Marinated shrimp dish
Chad C.December 15, 2012 at 10:46 am
Spicy sausage and cheese balls.
JeanneDecember 15, 2012 at 9:30 am
Shrimp…..summer sausage and extra sharp cheddar cheese….pigs in a blanket….LOVE Christmas!
HeatherDecember 15, 2012 at 7:18 am
MaeganDecember 15, 2012 at 5:59 am
Oh, definitely meat and cheese platters! There’s some smoked pepperoni and maple mustard from a store in Vermont that I order every year. So good! There’s also a new recipe — corn and green chile dip — that I’ve been obsessed with since Thanksgiving that I’m taking to every party I’m going to this year. It’s so simple, but so delicious (and addictive!).
Sarah PDecember 14, 2012 at 10:38 pm
any dry aged/cured meat…cheese.. salty olives. That is heaven
John JohnsonDecember 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm
Deb EvertDecember 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm
My homemade cheese balls. They are the BEST!!
KaceyDecember 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm
Any type of dip with crostini!
AlyDecember 14, 2012 at 11:57 am
What an awesome sounding package! Ooo. I am a big salami person. I think my favorite party treat recently has been good dips, like an onion dip, with crunchy ruffled chips.
ShannonDecember 14, 2012 at 11:29 am
Baby corns and cornichons!
Kim N.December 14, 2012 at 10:59 am
Shrimp seasoned with garlic salt and pepper then wrapped in a won ton wrapper and deep fried!
BrandonDecember 14, 2012 at 10:37 am
Bacon wrapped dates.
NatalieDecember 14, 2012 at 10:12 am
garlic cheese bread
ReneeDecember 14, 2012 at 8:53 am
I love water chestnuts wrapped in bacon and topped with cheddar cheese! Yum!
JeanneDecember 14, 2012 at 8:23 am
Smoked trout on crostini with cream cheese, minced red onion and capers–that’s what I want/serve when I am celebrating. The salami looks and sounds exquisite, too! Thanks so much :-)
Nahall LDecember 14, 2012 at 7:43 am
Classic fondue…..it never goes out of style
EllenDecember 14, 2012 at 7:26 am
Pretty much the edible things are my favorites. Yes, all of them. 😄
Rachel A.December 14, 2012 at 7:08 am
Homemade spinach artichoke dip! I could eat the entire bowl!
DeeliDecember 14, 2012 at 5:18 am
My all time favorite appetizer is chicken liver pate served on toasted french baguette slices – Yum :-) This salami and cheese plate certainly would be a mouth watering addition to an appetizer table!!!
daveDecember 14, 2012 at 4:26 am
anything to do with dips and crackers
Melissa M.December 14, 2012 at 4:23 am
Fancy cheeses (goat cheese and brie are my favorites)!
ToddDecember 14, 2012 at 3:53 am
We like pickled peppers stuffed with salami and cheese.
Thanks for the contest!
Janet LeiDecember 14, 2012 at 1:56 am
My favorite appetizer is Soppressata andgruyere baked in puff pastry…
monaDecember 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm
Bonda Cada Dip with vegs & hard bread. Love salami.
LauraDecember 13, 2012 at 8:37 pm
Bacon wrapped asparagus! Cut into bite sized pieces with a little lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste? De. Li. Cious.
Christy SorbyDecember 13, 2012 at 8:34 pm
Cheese and cracker tray!
CynthiaDecember 13, 2012 at 8:14 pm
StacyDecember 13, 2012 at 8:11 pm
I love spanakopita, but that salami looks yummy!
LeslieDecember 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm
I enjoy hot dips with crackers.
Kelly GDecember 13, 2012 at 8:05 pm
cheese and crackers…can fancy it up or make it totally basic.
Pamela JoyDecember 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm
I loves olives and cheese.
Rekaya GibsonDecember 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm
I love BBQ cocktail wieners.
Amanda ThompsonDecember 13, 2012 at 7:39 pm
I love fancy cheeses with crackers!
EmilyDecember 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm
I can’t pick just one favorite–there are too many!! I’m a big fan of any kind of dip and crackers. :)
Kim ParrottDecember 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm
Shrimp cocktail is my favorite holiday party appetizer – with a great remoulade sauce
Amy LDecember 13, 2012 at 6:20 pm
I make my version of Rumaki by wrapping water chestnuts and pineapple chunks with bacon and basting them with with a soy ginger sauce. YUM!
Amanda HDecember 13, 2012 at 6:14 pm
Grilled Shrimps on skewers!
Andrea G.December 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm
ConnieDecember 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm
ooooo! That would be delicious with some goat cheese that is covered with dried cranberries and parsley!
RachelDecember 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm
Spinach and Artichoke dip!! Oh, and fried mushrooms. Not many things in this world better than fried mushrooms!!
PS: LOVE your blog, I check it almost daily.
CarolynDecember 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm
I love stuffed mushrooms. Stuffed with anything. Now I’m thinking stuffed with salami :)
HunterDecember 13, 2012 at 12:29 pm
Arroz con leche
CarrieDecember 13, 2012 at 11:43 am
A nice cheese tray for sure :)
manda kayDecember 13, 2012 at 11:33 am
Dips… the more cheese the better.
Rachel sDecember 13, 2012 at 11:18 am
All the dips! Yummmmm
Jenn PattersonDecember 13, 2012 at 11:15 am
While I think it is cheating to say cookies – I have to say if cookies are out when the appetizers are….I’m going to hit them first!
CrissyDecember 13, 2012 at 11:14 am
Goat Cheese with Honey over Pears!!!!
JustinDecember 13, 2012 at 11:05 am
Cream cheese, pickle, and pastrami rollups. Jalapeno is also acceptable in them.
Krisy WilsonDecember 13, 2012 at 11:02 am
Some nice cheese, crackers & a glass of wine to compiment! Thanks for the opportunity!
abbyDecember 13, 2012 at 10:50 am
hummus & pita!
ZoeDecember 13, 2012 at 10:39 am
That salami looks amazing!
My new favorite is melted valveeta and a can of rotel. I know people have been making this for ages, but I just had it last year, and yum!
StephenCDecember 13, 2012 at 10:38 am
Shrimp!!! Don’t waste time, just send me the salami.
abbyDecember 13, 2012 at 10:32 am
Right now I’m in love with goat cheese stuffed peppadews, but I certainly love some good quality salami as well!
JenDecember 13, 2012 at 10:05 am
My mom’s homemade Chex Mix!
Justin BDecember 13, 2012 at 10:03 am
Tartufo is always a great choice for an app, as well as crackers and good cheese.
LindseyDecember 13, 2012 at 9:59 am
i love any type of crostini!
anitaDecember 13, 2012 at 9:52 am
Cheese!! I could spend all night at the cheese table!! YUMMMMMM!
Karen AmestoyDecember 13, 2012 at 9:50 am
It isn’t Christmas Eve at my house unless there is a homemade jar of Pepper Jelly with Cream Cheese and Waverly Crackers. Ah-Maazing! Even if I don’t win, I might have to sign up for this club!
Linda NDecember 13, 2012 at 9:37 am
I love to make an anti-pasto platter with all sorts of meats and cheeses and jarred veggies/olives. You can make it look really Christmas-y!
Rory WDecember 13, 2012 at 9:26 am
Cheese ball and crackers! Thanks for the chance to win!
Bobby FDecember 13, 2012 at 9:26 am
My mom’s spinach dip with Colombo sourdough bread… OMG, been my favorite for as long as I can remember!!
CelesteDecember 13, 2012 at 9:13 am
Spinach Artichoke Dip.
Benjamin BombardDecember 13, 2012 at 8:57 am
Julie GordonDecember 13, 2012 at 8:55 am
Spinach cheese balls
Julia CochranDecember 13, 2012 at 8:51 am