Salumeria Fontana manufacture a range of hand made pork sausages in seven variants as well as an extra virgin olive oil under the same brand. Established in 2000 by Greg Scopas, the company’s range is currently stocked in six Kiwi supermarkets with New World trials being a real success for the brand. A pork and leek sausage is set to add to Salumeria’s existing smallgoods offering of mantova, spicy fennel, sweet fennel, chorizo and toulouse.
The entire range is manufactured on site at its Hoteo North factories, which Scopas purchased with his wife in 2006. The Hoteo North location is also home to an olive grove and olive press.
“We represent true quality, we use only the best ingredients we can buy and do not use off cuts (we use the whole pig). We do not use preservatives or fillers and buy our free farmed pork off one supplier, Murellen Pork,” says Scopas.
The brand collected the Supreme Cuisine Artisan award in 2009 for its sweet fennel sausage and its Toulouse sausage was a winner in 2011. Scopas says consumers are driving the artisan trend.
“Discerning people want real quality, pure food, and they want to know who is making the product, what is in it and where the ingredients are sourced from,” he says. The company is looking to export its cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, with an order already underway.
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