The Salame Felino Museum is located in the cellars of the Felino castle, the ancient manor that dominates the valley between the torrents of Parma and Baganza. In the Salame Felino museum, it’s possible to find the first document related to this salame, produced in Parma in 1436.
The document is an order placed by Niccolò Piccinino on behalf of the Duke of Milan for porchos viginti a carnibus pro sallamine, or twenty pigs for making salame.
tecnologia di produzione, rappresentata anche da una grande macchina insaccatrice da salami.
The museum is divided into five sections. The tour begins with the historic information about Felino and its namesake sausage, as well as the famous black Parma pig. The second section is dedicated to gastronomic importance of salame in Parma, including the production and consumption of the product during the 17th century.
The exhibit then moves into the main room where you find the part relating to pork butchery and homemade salame.
There is a large collection of tools from butchers and country households. The following room documents production technologies, from the salient details of the pre-industrial age to today. In the center of the room, there is a large sausage-stuffing machine. There is an entire section dedicated to the sale and marketing of Felino salame beginning in the 18th century. In the last room, visitor can watch films and documentaries about ancient production techniques, followed by a presentation of how the sausages in made today.
The museum allows visitors to not only learn about the Prince of Salami, but also the area where it is produced. It’s possible to learn about the ingredients and witness the skilful hands of traditional salame-makers. Flavor and aroma abound in the local restaurants serving this tasty salame. The museum is a stop on the Strada del Prosciutto e dei Vini dei Colli.
From March 1 to 8 December:
* Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10.00 – 13.00 and 15.00 – 18.00.
* Friday, open only for group bookings
* Monday and Thursday: Closed
Museo del Salame di Felino
Castello di Felino
Strada al castello, 1
43035 Felino (PR)
Tel +39.0521.931800 Fax +39.0521.678174