How do UMAi Dry casings help you craft
slow-fermented traditional dry sausage — and how can we do better?
This is what we asked in our Salumi Survey. Almost 450 UMAi Dry® sausage makers responded!
Your responses set us on a clear course to formulate our new UMAi Dry Sausage Spice Blends so that you can craft the best-tasting salumi recipes ever with UMAi Dry casings. These blends were created by the master dry sausage maker at Spark Spices. You will find spice blends for soppressata, pepperoni, and salami (and other incredible spices) on our web site. Coming soon - spice blends for Charcuterie!
Even more important, we learned TONS from your answers to the question:
“What do you like best about UMAi Dry casings?”
We imagined you might like the strength, ease and no fuss nature of UMAi Dry casings, but we heard again and again how you love recreating old family recipes and (most important of all) needing no special curing or drying chamber.
- 157 customers told us that like the EASE of UMAi Dry casings
- 134 customers told us they use UMAi Dry® casings because they are NO FUSS
- 85 customers noted that the STRENGTH of UMAi Dry casings stood out for them
- 28 customers love RECREATING OLD RECIPES WITHOUT FEAR
If you would like to add comments in addition to the ones below, go to our Facebook page, Instagram page, or join the great consumer-driven community on the well-moderated Facebook UMAi® Salumi, Charcuterie and Dry Aged Steak Group.
We want to hear from you!!
Here are a few of the great comments and stories:
“First, I love the ease of use and clear and concise instructions. Money well spent there. Then, I like the strength and use of zip-ties on a near indestructible bag.”
“The ease of use has been wonderful, they are consistently strong and do not rupture during stuffing. Their shelf life is excellent and the ability to make smaller batches that with natural casings has been a plus.”
“Using without fear, humidity levels, being able to create safely under normal refrigeration conditions. I think the products are a great idea!”
“I personally like the fact that I can recreate traditional recipes any time of the year without having to limit my production to the fall.”
“The product takes the guesswork out of drying out meat. I don’t have to worry about humidity as much and the product is always sterile so I don’t have to worry my brother flushed it out properly. :-)”
“No fear is a big one, my schedule at home is erratic at best and my wife is a conscientious objector so for me the big one is once the casing is stuffed I can leave it in the refrigerator until the weight is right with no intervention on my side…good for me. BTW, I love the product and will be buying more.”
“The best ever, salami in your own fridge, most of my friends don’t think you can make your own, I don’t have to worry about bacteria etc, it is a great idea and it absolutely works. I made five Soppressata and they were eaten very quickly.”
“UMAi Dry is great. Finally you guys made something so someone can make salumi without building a fermentation chamber. Love UMAi Dry. Keep up the great work.”
“My dad is 80, born in Italy & taught me how to make a simple traditional Soppressata & sausage dried in basements with the right environment. Everyone loves it. We also make Copacolla & it’s too much for him to breakdown the butt. His butcher will do it for him now & he gets the joy of watching it in his fridge anytime of year.”
“The ease of use. Especially with the zip ties being all you need to seal. Also living in the south it an almost impossible climate to use traditional casings so this makes a very distant dream a home kitchen reality. ”
Thanks to all the kind folks who took time to respond to the survey and share their thoughts and stories.
We feel really encouraged and inspired to continue building our business on the hope we help you CREATE TRADITION AT HOME!
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