Native Sardinian, Massimiliano Scalas had a vision!

To create an Australian made artisan style salumi range, in the European slow food tradition, sourcing local ingredients and supporting our Australian farmers.

Missing the wonderful salumi of his native homeland, together with partner Rebecca McEwan and business partner Michael Dlask, the trio created Salumi Australia as a way to share their passion for the world of microbes and their desire to create a community to celebrate the tradition of fermented meats.

With the support of family and friends, Massimo, Rebecca and Michael opened the doors in 2010 to the first custom built smallgoods manufacturing plant in the Byron Bay region.

Along with a dedicated team of skilled specialists they have worked tirelessly to develop an award-winning range of cured meats and fermented small goods that is now available Australia wide and proudly fulfilling Massimo’s vision.


At Salumi Australia we craft consciously cured meats and fermented small goods – known in Italy as salumi – beneath the green hills of the Byron Bay hinterland. In crafting our award winning salumi range, we have consciously returned to the traditional curing and fermentation techniques that our Italian ancestors developed centuries ago. Using slow food techniques and locally sourced ingredients wherever we can, we believe you really can taste the difference. We like to call it the new old flavour.

Sourcing 100% LOCAL AUSTRALIAN PORK ethically farmed with no added hormones or artificial flavourings, antibiotic free, gluten free and endorsed by Coeliac Australia. The culture of fermentation and maturation throughout our drying and ageing processes is the key to obtaining the unique texture and flavour found in our European style small goods.

“Sourcing local Australian pork ethically farmed to the highest standards is our commitment to you.”



The farm, where all the pigs are truly free ranging!

Being able to forage on pasture, the pigs are also provided with a balanced diet to closely match those of their wild ancestors. 

Protection from the elements is provided with insulated huts filled with deep straw bedding for comfort.

They have the freedom to truffle, play and wallow in the mud and relish the space in which they can socialise and express their natural behavioural traits.



We believe work life balance is the key to a happy healthy life and a happy healthy workforce is key to any successful business.  We believe we have found that balance!

The Salumi Team is made up of a passionate and motivated group of people with varied skills, talents and backgrounds, as varied as their personalities.

We enjoy an inclusive working environment, where all ideas and opinions are encouraged and valued, and career growth opportunities are available to all.

If you would like to join our team complete the contact page or send your resume to contact@salumi.com.au



Our home near Byron Bay lies in the heart of the Northern Rivers where the fertile, volcanic soil and the temperate climate of the region are second to none. We are surrounded by green rolling hills, fresh country air and natural waterways, which encourage an abundance of farming communities and artisan food growers and producers.

We strongly believe in giving back to our community who have supported our business from our very humble beginnings. We aim to do what we can and support community projects through volunteering, donations, partnerships, sponsorships and fundraising.

Salumi is really proud to be a Foundation Member of the  Northern Rivers Food Group, promoting the regions producers, growers and food industry.