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Creminelli Salami Giveaway

Creminelli Salami

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:

  • 3 Bolanzo Salami – An Alderwood-smoked classic from Alto-Adige in Northern Italy
  • 1 tasting jar of Mieli Thun Honey– Artisnal honey from the Alto-Adige region.
  • 1 Zingerman’s Bridgewater Cheese– A soft ripened pasturized cow’s milk cheese infused with ground Tellicherry black peppercorns
  • 1 Alderwood Antipasti Board

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.

The Deets:

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 Hernandez
    December 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I LOVE bacon wrapped dates. The combination of sweet and salty, soft and crispy is amazing!!

  • Helen G
    December 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Spinach pies made with feta and spinach with filo dough. So delicious.

  • Eric F
    December 16, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Bacon Wrapped Cocktail Weenies…..

  • Meldoy Frye
    December 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Spicy sausage balls. Yummy!

  • Nicole Rotenberry
    December 16, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    CHAMPAGNE!! :)

  • Mark K
    December 16, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Deviled eggs made with bacon. Always a big hit! Salami might be next!

  • Willa Blue Reddy
    December 16, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Goat cheese and honey and bacon samosas :D So rich and filling but worth it!

  • Kenny
    December 16, 2012 at 10:05 am

    My favorite holiday party appetizer is clearly salami.

  • Robyn
    December 16, 2012 at 9:53 am


  • David Chun
    December 16, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I find cheddar cheese cubes irresistible this time of year.

  • Josh
    December 16, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Anything in pig!

  • Candi
    December 16, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Chex mix :)

  • Crystal Doubleday
    December 16, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Anything made with Goat Cheese. Glorious glorious goat cheese. Add some pate and we have a party.

  • Heidi M
    December 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Artichoke & spinach dip

  • Mabel
    December 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 Vo
    December 15, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Bacon-wrapped smokies!

  • Rachel Weinstein
    December 15, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Bacon balsamic brussel sprouts!

  • Patricia A
    December 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Marinated shrimp dish

  • Chad C.
    December 15, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Spicy sausage and cheese balls.

  • Jeanne
    December 15, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Shrimp…..summer sausage and extra sharp cheddar cheese….pigs in a blanket….LOVE Christmas!

  • Heather
    December 15, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Fried olives!

  • Maegan
    December 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 P
    December 14, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    any dry aged/cured meat…cheese.. salty olives. That is heaven

  • John Johnson
    December 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm


  • Deb Evert
    December 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    My homemade cheese balls. They are the BEST!!

  • Kacey
    December 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Any type of dip with crostini!

  • Aly
    December 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.

  • Shannon
    December 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!

  • Brandon
    December 14, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Bacon wrapped dates.

  • Natalie
    December 14, 2012 at 10:12 am

    garlic cheese bread

  • Renee
    December 14, 2012 at 8:53 am

    I love water chestnuts wrapped in bacon and topped with cheddar cheese! Yum!

  • Jeanne
    December 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 L
    December 14, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Classic fondue… never goes out of style

  • Ellen
    December 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!

  • Deeli
    December 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!!!

  • dave
    December 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)!

  • Todd
    December 14, 2012 at 3:53 am

    We like pickled peppers stuffed with salami and cheese.

    Thanks for the contest!

  • Janet Lei
    December 14, 2012 at 1:56 am

    My favorite appetizer is Soppressata andgruyere baked in puff pastry…

  • mona
    December 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Bonda Cada Dip with vegs & hard bread. Love salami.

  • Laura
    December 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 Sorby
    December 13, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Cheese and cracker tray!

  • Cynthia
    December 13, 2012 at 8:14 pm


  • Stacy
    December 13, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I love spanakopita, but that salami looks yummy!

  • Leslie
    December 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I enjoy hot dips with crackers.

  • Kelly G
    December 13, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    cheese and crackers…can fancy it up or make it totally basic.

  • Pamela Joy
    December 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I loves olives and cheese.

  • Rekaya Gibson
    December 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I love BBQ cocktail wieners.

  • Amanda Thompson
    December 13, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I love fancy cheeses with crackers!

  • Emily
    December 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 Parrott
    December 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Shrimp cocktail is my favorite holiday party appetizer – with a great remoulade sauce

  • Amy L
    December 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 H
    December 13, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Grilled Shrimps on skewers!

  • Andrea G.
    December 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Stuffed mushrooms!

  • Connie
    December 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    ooooo! That would be delicious with some goat cheese that is covered with dried cranberries and parsley!

  • Rachel
    December 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.

  • Carolyn
    December 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I love stuffed mushrooms. Stuffed with anything. Now I’m thinking stuffed with salami :)

  • Hunter
    December 13, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Arroz con leche

  • Carrie
    December 13, 2012 at 11:43 am

    A nice cheese tray for sure :)

  • manda kay
    December 13, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Dips… the more cheese the better.

  • Rachel s
    December 13, 2012 at 11:18 am

    All the dips! Yummmmm

  • Jenn Patterson
    December 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!

  • Crissy
    December 13, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Goat Cheese with Honey over Pears!!!!

  • Justin
    December 13, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Cream cheese, pickle, and pastrami rollups. Jalapeno is also acceptable in them.

  • Krisy Wilson
    December 13, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Some nice cheese, crackers & a glass of wine to compiment! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • abby
    December 13, 2012 at 10:50 am

    hummus & pita!

  • Zoe
    December 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!

  • StephenC
    December 13, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Shrimp!!! Don’t waste time, just send me the salami.

  • abby
    December 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!

  • Jen
    December 13, 2012 at 10:05 am

    My mom’s homemade Chex Mix!

  • Justin B
    December 13, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Tartufo is always a great choice for an app, as well as crackers and good cheese.

  • Lindsey
    December 13, 2012 at 9:59 am

    i love any type of crostini!

  • anita
    December 13, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Cheese!! I could spend all night at the cheese table!! YUMMMMMM!

  • Karen Amestoy
    December 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 N
    December 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 W
    December 13, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Cheese ball and crackers! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Bobby F
    December 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!!

  • Celeste
    December 13, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Spinach Artichoke Dip.

  • Benjamin Bombard
    December 13, 2012 at 8:57 am


  • Julie Gordon
    December 13, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Spinach cheese balls

  • Julia Cochran
    December 13, 2012 at 8:51 am


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