Our Story


Paul Bertolli, renowned chef, launched Fra’ Mani Handcrafted Foods in March 2006. He serves as the Curemaster of Fra’ Mani and is responsible for all product development and creation. Paul’s maternal grandfather was a salumiere and his love of salumi was ignited at a young age while savoring prosciutto and soppressata vicentina from his grandfather’s cellars.


Our mission is to keep old world food traditions alive in taste and craft, using ingredients of the highest quality from sustainable sources.

Our meat, chiefly pork, comes from family farmers committed to the well-being of their animals and their land. The animals are never given antibiotics, artificial growth hormones, growth-promoting agents or meat by-products, and are raised on pasture or in deeply bedded pens.

Distribution & Availability


Wholesale information can be obtained by writing to us at info@framani.com or by calling the Fra’ Mani office at (510) 526-7000.


Fra’ Mani products are available at selected markets.