we are perinelli salami

Perinelli Salami is owned and run by Giuseppe Perinelli together with his partner Becky Owens. 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. Giuseppe has cooked at Italian restaurants in London, including one with a Michelin star, as well as gastropubs serving British-European food. In Rome he ran his family’s grocery store for several years.  

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Giuseppe 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 every winter since when the conditions were right. He has attended charcuterie courses in the UK to refine his skills and grow his experience.


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Becky speaks Italian and loves Italy - its art, culture, weather and above all 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.

Our Salamis

Our handmade salamis and cured meats use ancient artisan methods of fermentation and air drying inspired by the Italian tradition. In 2017, Giuseppe set up a curing chamber in Penge in southeast London. Here he chops minces and marinades free range pork and other speciality meats sourced from British farms which he puts in natural sheep pork and beef casings and hangs up to dry for anything between two weeks and six months, depending on the size and type of product. The salamis are made using free range shoulder of pork (and other meats) and free range back fat.

We also handmake bresaola (cured beef), coppa or capocollo (cured pork collar or neck end) and guanciale (cured whole pig cheek) which we sell as a whole or half piece priced according to its approximate weight.

Our salamis are sold in three sizes: small (50g), medium (145g)  and large (350g). Weights are appoximate.


chilli salami

A delicious free range pork salami with a hot peppery chilli flavour running through the ribbons of pork fat and minced pork meat.  


Porcini MUSHROOM salami

The unique earthiness of the dried porcini mushroom infuses the free range pork with its rich yet delicate flavour in this Italian classic.


garlic and pepper salami

In this Italian classic, the garlic and coarsely ground black pepper are in perfect combination to enhance the flavour of the free range pork meat.


Venison and juniper salami

In a special recipe, the free range rich gamey meat is beautifully combined with the strong distinctive flavour of the cracked juniper berry.


Paprika salami

A delicious free range pork salami flavoured with hot smoky paprika that stays on the tongue after eating.


Fennel salami

An Italian classic, the toasted fennel seeds give a special aromatic flavour to this delicious free range pork salami.

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Apple and cider salami

In a modern twist, this free range salami classically combines pork and apple adding a fizz of dry cider.


Please get in touch if you would like to buy our products wholesale.

Our salamis are ambient and can be stored at room temperature. We recommend keeping in an airtight container and refrigerating after opening to prevent further drying, They are best sliced diagonally.

They are made using edible natural sheep pork and beef casings which can be eaten or removed before eating. The small salamis use sheep casings, the medium use pork casings and the large use beef casings.

The salamis are wrapped in light grease proof food grade paper with all ingredients and allergens listed and storage instructions and best before clearly labelled.

Availability of sizes will depend upon our quantities in stock.




You can find our salamis and cured meats in some shops, delicatessens and butchers in southeast London. These are: the Proud Sow, Crofton Park, SE4, Good Food Catford, SE6, Good Taste, Crystal Palace, SE19, the Brockley Deli, SE4, Franklin's Farm Shop, East Dulwich, SE22, and Aga's Little Deli, Forest Hill, SE23.


the proud sow

Oliver Khaldi of Peckham is the new butcher in residence – having picked up the mantel from longstanding owner Peter James in July this year. With the support of the The Proud Sow family, Oli is dedicated to maintaining the traditions of a proud independent local butcher.

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Good Food catford

Founded in 2015 by Vicky Skingley, Good Food was crowdfunded by 350 local residents and businesses. Local residents were tired of losing high street shops to residential conversions and residents surveys identified a real hunger for a better local shopping experience. When we opened we wanted to put local quality food back on the map in Catford, and create jobs in our local economy. We’re “not for profit”; That means all the money you spend in-store is reinvested in the business, and goes to pay the London Living Wage and to improve our service.


Good taste food and drink

Good Taste Food and Drink is a specialist cheese, charcuterie, beer and wine shop in the heart of the Crystal Palace Triangle in southeast London.


Where we will be when...

We are at a range of markets and shops mostly local but some outside London and are posting regularly on Instagram Twitter and Facebook about where we will be and when. Please follow us and come and see us at the markets and look for our product in the shops.


Perinelli HQ


Franklin Industrial Estate

Unit D1

20 Franklin Road


SE20 8HW, UK


Contact us

If you would like to discuss an order with us, how we could supply your shop or market, or just to have a chat about our salamis and cured meats, please get in touch by using the form here.

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