Creminelli Salame al Tartufo is considered a treat for special occasions even in Italy. The Tartufo starts as a Felino salami to which Cristiano Creminelli adds black summer truffles, their delicate earthy aroma working magic with the all-natural pork and simple Felino spice blend. Creminelliâ€™s Tartufo has been a finalist for two national specialty food awards both for Outstanding Meat Product and Outstanding New Product. Black Summer Truffles (Tuber aestivum) spring up between June and October in northern Italy. They are found by specially-trained dogs who sniff out their hiding spots where they are then gathered by hand. The local mushroom enthusiasts each have a secret spot or two where they hope to find some of their own truffles from year to year. Creminelli has hidden a few of them away in Creminelli Salami Tartufo and you are sure to find them there each time you go looking. Tartufo is stuffed into a straight natural casing, hand-tied and then slowly cured.