Difference between Salami and Pepperoni
By Theydiffer - September 6, 2015

When you’re at the deli, you might come across two kinds of meat: salami and pepperoni. What are the differences between them? This article will help explain.



Pepperoni, pictured above, is a type of salami. Pepperoni is usually made from both pork and beef that is mashed together, and is popular in the United States. It is known as an American salami, though it has its origins in different kinds of spicy salami that are made in southern Italy.

Comparison chart

Type of cured sausageType of salami
Can be made of pork, beef, turkey, etc.Usually made of a mixture of pork and beef.

Salami vs Pepperoni

What is the difference between salami and pepperoni? Really, both are the same thing to an extent. Pepperoni is a spicier variant of salami.