The name of this sausage (mule balls) derives from its shape that is similar to mule testicles, an animal that was once used by Umbrian mountain dwellers for transporting heavy loads across the Apennine trails. This unique product can be found in Norcia. It is believed that its origins are tied to the consumption of sausages made from mule meat in nearby regions. It is prepared by filling pig casings with finely shredded, lean pork meat, then joined with a long piece of lard in the middle known as lardello. These ingredients are then tied to a wedge of beech wood and left to age naturally like other salamis. Some people prefer to enjoy this delicacy after it has soaked in red wine for 48 hours.
The shape of this salami is similar to mule testicles. It consists of lean pork meat with a piece of lard in the centre.
Region of Umbria.