Tuscan recipe – Salame dolce

Salame dolce

Scritto da PoggioalBosco

August 26, 2022

Salame dolce, also called “salame di cioccolato“, is a “funny” dessert that in appearance attempts to reproduce the salami, but in taste is completely different, indeed sweet and mouth-watering.

It is a very simple recipe, which can be prepared with just a few ingredients and very quickly. What’s more, it is perfect for summer, as it does not require cooking.

Probably of Portuguese origin, salame dolce is prepared a little all over Italy, from Sicily to Piedmont, each with its own regional variations. Here in Tuscany we make it ours using Vin Santo, the typical passito wine of this area, as a liqueur.

It is the ideal dessert for the end of a meal, for a genuine snack or for a buffet on a special occasion, such as a birthday. Being biscuit and chocolate based, it will win everyone over, from adults to children!

The recipe of “salame dolce”


Work the sugar with the egg yolks until you obtain a soft cream; then add the butter melted in a bain-marie but not hot, the cocoa, the Vin Santo and finally the biscuits broken up quite finely.

At this point, you will obtain a rather hard dough, which you will shape into a salami (you can also make two smaller ones).

Wrap it with aluminium foil and place it in the refrigerator for a few hours.


This cake will keep for a long time in the fridge, so you can prepare it and keep it there while waiting for unexpected guests who will be amazed by the simple goodness of this “salami”.

And, if you really want to leave them open-mouthed, you can serve it with an artisanal ice cream or a homemade custard, perhaps still warm.


Salame dolce is ideal with a glass of our Vin Santo del Chianti DOC Riserva, a sweet, amber-coloured raisin wine, which releases an intense aroma of dried fruit and is harmonious and velvety to the taste.

Noemi Bartalesi

ultima modifica: 2022-08-26T14:45:49+01:00 Il salame dolce è un simpatico dessert che nell'aspetto tenta di riprodurre l'insaccato, ma nel gusto è completamente diverso, appunto "dolce" e goloso. da Elena Boschini

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