Our rare breed, Nero Calabrese salumi is made by Tonino Sansone on his farm with 30 hectares of wonderful Mediterranean woodland just outside of Cervicati. The 300 rare breed pigs live outside in this mix of holm oak, buckthorn, juniper and myrtle all year round and are slaughtered at between 24-26 months old. Up until 2010 the farm was certified organic and grains for feed had to come from northern Italy. Now they come from local ‘contadini’ all of whom had stopped harvesting their crops as prices were too low. It is Tonino's wife, Lorena, and two sisters-in-law Anna and Silvana who make everything/ The spices used in the curing – peperoncino dolce and piccante - are also grown on the farm. Very unusually, no additives or preservatives of any kind are used. The ingredients of all the products are just pork, salt and chilli.