‘Nduja (pronounced en-DOO-ya) is a spicy, spreadable salami. Like Calabrese salami, ‘nduja is seasoned with Calabrian chili peppers for a distinctive heat. ‘Nduja sausage has a higher fat-to-lean meat ratio compared to other types of Italian salami. Typical salami types consist of a 3:1 lean muscle to fat ratio, but for ‘nduja sausage, that ratio is reversed, giving it its unique, spreadable consistency.
How do I eat ‘nduja?
The salty, spicy, buttery taste of ‘nduja salami and its creamy, meaty texture make it a wonderful addition to many Italian dishes. Make ‘nduja pasta, ‘nduja pizza, ‘nduja sauce, and so much more. The simplest way to enjoy this spreadable, spicy salami is on crusty bread or crackers. Add ‘nduja from brands such as Maestri, Tempesta, and Salumeria Biellese to your next charcuterie board!