41st edition - August 8, 2016
'Nduja Festival takes place every year on August 8 in the Calabrian town of Spilinga which is in the province of Vibo Valentia (10 kilometres far from Tropea).
It dates from 1975 and it is a culinary-folkloristic event where people can taste 'nduja in various ways, all accompanied by folk music and entertainments connected with the local tradition such as the "Giganti" (giants) and the "U Camejuzzu i Focu".
'Nduja is a Calabrian sausage extremely spicy and it is typical of the areas around Monte Poro (Spilinga).
This spreadable sausage (because of its soft texture) is made by the fat of the minced pork adding a considerable dose of spicy calabrian pepper.
The blind gut of the pig itself (it is called "orba") is stuffed with the offal and then it is smoked and matured.