Finocchiona is a Tuscan salami that supposedly owes its origins to a thief at a fair near the town of Prato, who stole a fresh salami and hid it in a stand of wild fennel. When he returned for it he discovered it had absorbed the aromas of its hiding place. Nowadays, Finocchiona gets it's flavours from the addition of fennel seeds to the meat. This salami is sliced to order or can be purchased unsliced in a piece saving 10%. Sliced meats will last up to a week in the fridge whilst an unsliced piece will last a month or more.
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