The Sausage King

Virginia's Olli Salumeria gets national press.

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Here's a sneak peak of an article about Olli Salumeria, an artisan salami producer located in Mechanicsville, that I wrote for the Washington Post — it will publish tomorrow in the food section.

[In] 2011 … [Olivierio "Olli"] Colmignoli was one of just five people working in a quiet 700-square-foot space in Mechanicsville, Va. Today, the company employs 40 people in a building more than double that size, and Olli sausages can be found all over the country, including in Whole Foods Markets, Wegmans, Kroger and Costco. The growth of the company, begun only four years ago, is remarkable. Even though they wanted the company to grow, Colmignoli and then-partner Charles "Chip" Vosmik never expected that their product — artisan sausages at a fairly high price (around $9 each) — would go from something you might pick up in a small wine shop to pair with an intriguing asiago to something you can throw in your cart with a giant jug of olive oil at Costco.

If you'd like to read the full article, follow this link.

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