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#35: Creminelli Fine Meats - From Italy to Salt Lake City, to every Starbucks across North America


The story of Creminelli Fine Meats begins several hundred years ago, in a small town in Northern Italy. It was then, in the late 1700’s, that a man called Francesco Creminelli would open a humble cheese and salami corner shop business that would come to change his family’s history forever.

Today, four generations later, Francesco’s great grandson Cristiano Creminelli is at the helm of a thriving family business now called Creminelli Fine Meats. In a risky move in 2007, Cristiano moved from Italy to Salt Lake City — and the risk paid off: Today, Creminelli Fine Meats is one of the world’s leading high-end charcuteries, specializing in artisanal salami and cured sausage made just a few minutes west of downtown Salt Lake City. Their meat products can be found dozens of large national retailers like Whole Foods and Harmon’s, as well as over 12,000 Starbucks locations across North America.

On today’s program we’re joined by Cristiano Creminelli in the KRCL studio in downtown Salt Lake City. Chase Murdock and Cristiano Creminelli discuss the Creminelli family history in Italy, Cristiano's decision to come to Utah, and how his company landed a large deal with Starbucks as a provider of the meat in one of their breakfast sandwiches. Creminelli Fine Meats products can be found online at

Tune in to hear our conversation with Creminelli Fine Meats owner, Cristiano Creminelli.


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