Charcuterie The word Salami comes from the Italian word "salare" which means "to salt." The Roman Legionnaires were often paid with salt, hence the word salary which also comes from "salare". They then used the salt to make salami.
Charcuterie 101: Salami Storage tips! Salami is a cured meat product and keeps for months. These products came about because years ago this was the only way to preserve meat, there were no fridges. The best way to conserve whole salami and other cured meats is to keep them hanging in a fresh and ventilated place (about 10-15°C) where they will continue to mature. If that's not possible, put them in the fridge in the compartment reserved for fruit and vegetables.