At Casalingo, we are passionate about food, family, and tradition.
Our story began in the Abruzzo region, east of Rome, Italy. In this central-east Italian region, a Ventura family business of three generations produced prosciutto and other Italian smallgoods for locals.
Upon emigrating to Melbourne, Australia, and with their long family history of prosciutto and Italian smallgoods production behind them, two Ventura brothers – Francesco and Carmine Ventura – established a business doing what they knew best. For 30 years, Carmine and his wife Angelina worked from their North Fitzroy butcher shop, keeping the family tradition of prosciutto production and other Italian delicacies alive. With a reputation of excellent prosciutto, the family business eventually expanded into wholesale and began supplying delis and butchers across Melbourne.
About 15 years ago, son Domenic and grandson Carmine Jnr, made a decision to restore Casalingo to its roots as a manufacturer of premium Italian smallgoods with a focus on wholesale, concentrating production in a state of the art facility in Clayton, Melbourne, Victoria.
Today, Casalingo continues to grow, with a focus on Italian and European-style premium smallgoods, including prosciutto, pancetta, chorizo, bresaola, salami and the finest fresh sausages.