Wendy Mitchell of Avalanche Cheese Company in Basalt, Colorado started making cheese from the milk of her own goat herd back in 2008. A few years later she started making charcuterie, including this finocchiona salami made with a blend of goat and pork from a nearby farm, seasoned with plenty black pepper and fennel seed (fennel is “finocchio” in Italian, hence the name).
The idea of a goat salami might seem odd, but in this case the flavor is totally familiar, like a really good sweet Italian sausage in salami form. Slice off a few hunks to eat with cheese
, crackers, or pickles.