New arrivals in time for Christmas

We have now received a fresh load of Christmas classics as well as some all-year delicacies from Friuli. So whether you are looking for a tasty gift or you just have a special craving…come and check out our goodies.

Christmas classics from the Dall’Ava range include:


Panettone, 1 kg – in the varieties: choco-orange, classic or glassato.

Gubana Maria Vittoria, in two sizes: 250g/450g – made with the finest ingredients from Friuli.

Strucchi Maria Vittoria –  450g of small individual gubanine  – each of them an innocent snack, just as long as you don’t polish off the whole box…



Focaccia in treccia, 600g – a plait-shaped soft brioche  with a gubana filling. Simply  delicious. And innocent, of course.

For those with a more savoury taste, you can indulge again in some Salame Casereccio and Soppressa Friulana  from Zoratti Salumificio, both made from Italian pork meat (DOP – di origine protetta – roughly ‘protected designation of origin’) with natural spices, with no gluten or milk derivatives.

Old time favourite salsiccia al peperoncino from Wolf is back in the house, and so is Mortadella with pistachios, and Prosciutto Crudo San Daniele Dok Dall’Ava, 14 and 24 months.

But let’s not forget to say ‘cheese!’

Caciotta Alto But, natural or smoked varieties, Frant cheese and beautiful and delicious goat cheese caciottine are back in store.

Plus we have stocked up on lovely honey varieties from Apicarnia, Wine Grapes vinegar from La Subida and a new entry: Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Le Masse.

Lastly, you will also find a variety of our home-baked biscuits and cookies, nicely packaged up should you wish to give them as present.

Come and peruse…

Feature: Apicarnia Honey

You may have heard about the birds and the bees. Well, we don’t know much about birds, but we certainly know someone who knows one or two things about bees. The Garibaldi family of Apicarnia has for some 300 years been in the business of apiculture, or beekeeping to you and me.

To say ‘business’, however, is a bit of an understatement, and all of their work is driven by their philosophy of respect for the environment and all its living creatures, and zero waste. This they apply throughout their supply chain.

Their energy needs are satisfied entirely though their own renewable energy sources, such as a wind and hydro-electric power, biomass, and photovoltaic panels. They are certified organic, and alongside beekeeping they also run a ‘fattoria sociale’ (community farm) located within century-old forest around the very alpine and beautiful locality of Cercivento, where they grow vegetables, fruit and maintain the local woods.

Such activities allow Apicarnia to thrive for self-sufficiency, however for anything that they don’t grow, breed or make themselves, their purchasing policy is ‘seasonal and regional’. The farm has a very strong community commitment, welcoming anyone who may wish to spend some time there, whether for therapeutic or rehabilitation purposes, or simply an interest in its activities and values.

But what about the honey? Apicarnia’s one thousand’s beehives are scattered around Friuli Venezia Giulia’s territory, in order to make the most of the diverse microclimates it offers.  Indeed Apicarnia’s beehives are located at high, medium and low altitude terrains (including localities such as Fusine, Passo di Monte Croce Carnico, the hills around Gorizia and Udine), with their unique botanic varieties, each giving the honey very specific flavours and properties. And because Apicarnia have located their hives in areas free from industrial agriculture and pollution, they can ensure that the final product is as healthy as can be.

We are therefore delighted to be offering Apicarnia honey in Salumeria, not just because of the company’s work ethic, but also because they are quite simply delicious!

In store you can currently find the following honey varieties: Acacia, Mille Fiori (a thousand flowers), Lime, Honeydew, Chestnut, as well as Acacia Honey with Almonds, with Walnuts or with Hazelnut. We also have some very soothing lemon and honey drops.

So come and discover for yourselves what all the fuss is about!




PSSSTT! Apicarnia don’t just make honey, but a whole assortment of honey derived products such as sweets, face, body and hair products, soaps and of course candles. Check out their homepage for more information.


Christmas goodies

Ok, so here we are again,  t’is the season to be jolly, the frenzy has officially started, so come on, get into the spirit, find a Weihnachten Markt, drink some Gluehwein and all will be all right…Alternatively you can also find loads of ‘Geschenk’ ideas at Donath Salumeria Friulana.

Panettoni, Gubane and Focacce by Dall'Ava

On top of our usual range of cured meats, hams, cheeses from mainly artisan producers in Friuli (such as latterie Alto But), as well as cakes and biscuits baked in-house as always, we are now delighted to be able to offer you a delicious range of panettoni, gubane, sweet focacce, cioccolatini, cremini and patisserie-delicacies from Maritani and Dall’Ava.

Panettoni, Gubane, Biscotti by Maritani

We also have a brand new range of very fine pasta from Benedetto Cavalieri, a variety of artisan honeys from Apicarnia, organic chutneys and sauces from Faleschini, Radic di Mont, precious Vinegar from La Subida and of course wines from our beloved Masarotti, Marinig, Tiare, Antico Broilo and Flaibani.

Pasta by Benedetto Cavalieri


Radic di Mont

Honey varieties by Apicarnia


Sauces by Faleschini

So you see, there is just no need to be stuck for Christmas presents’ ideas, just pop into Donath Salumeria, get yourself a nice glass of vino and enjoy picking some treats for your loved ones or yourselves.

And if you are planning any Christmas catering or dinner events and want to find out about using our cosy taverna, just give us a call on 030 68001306.