What is Chocolate Salami?
Imagine an ingenious Nonna or Oma or Avó making use of broken biscuits or biscotti by rolling them into a mixture of cocoa and butter. The bits of cookies resemble the white flecks of fat in the cured meats she buys from the butcher, which gives her an idea. She adds roasted nuts or dried fruit, or maybe a dash of liqueur, rolls it all together and Chocolate Salami is born. Or Salame de Chocolate if you're in Portugal, Salami di Cioccolato in Italy, or Mosaik Cake in Turkey. With so many variations of this dessert throughout the world, it’s impossible to say exactly where it originated, but its appeal is universal and undeniable.