Nduja is a particularly spicy, spreadable pork sausage from the small Calabrian town of Spilinga in Southern Italy.
It is known all over the world for its unmistakable hot spicy taste, its soft texture and its intense red color.
An essential feature of nduja is that it is free of dyes or preservatives: in fact, the chili pepper is a natural antioxidant that allows the preservation of this sausage.
Nduja does not need to be cooked before eating and it is suitable for a variety of dishes.
Given its unique flavor, it does not need to be combined with many other ingredients: it is perfect for a tasty starter if spread on a slice of lightly toasted bread, perhaps accompanied by a slice of ripe cheese.
Its texture also allows it to be used in cooking, to add colour and heat.
It can be stirred through cooked pasta or as a pizza topping.
With this jar you’ll bring home a little piece of Calabria, and each bite will be a journey into a land rich in tradition and flavour.