we are perinelli salami
Perinelli Salami is an award-winning SALSA-approved charcturerie producer owned and run by Giuseppe Perinelli and his wife Becky Owens. We supply shops and restaurants as well as retailing through our online shop. Giuseppe is a trained chef and has cooked at several Italian restaurants in London, including one Michelin starred, and gastropubs serving British-European food. In Rome he ran his family’s grocery store for several years.
Giuseppe has worked as a chef for 20 years, first in his native Rome, and then in London where he has lived for 15 years. He learnt to cure and prepare every part of the pig in his family village in central Italy during festivity periods. Meat-curing and salami-making are his passion and hobby and he has made salami using family recipes every winter since when the conditions were right. He has attended charcuterie courses in the UK to refine his skills and grow his experience.
Becky speaks Italian and loves Italy - its art, culture, weather and food, She studied at Perugia University for Foreigners and has spent most summers in the Marche region where her parents have a house and at Giuseppe's family home in Rome. Her background is writing and editing. She is helping Giuseppe market and sell the salami and works almost fulltime on the business.