Tropical Farmer’s Sausage or Salchichón is a cured, firm sausage made of pork and beef with a spicy, smoky taste bearing a close resemblance to hard salami. It’s very popular in Puerto Rico and is consumed in different ways.
Tropical Farmer’s Sausage can be eaten as a snack with cheese and crackers or as an ingredient in sandwiches; it’s also great on a charcuterie board. Salchichón is an ingredient in traditional Puerto Rican foods such as the popular salchichón soup, “sopa de gandules” (pigeon peas and farmer’s sausage soup), and arroz con salchichón (rice and farmer’s sausage).
The best-known Farmer’s Sausage dish in Puerto Rico is Sopa de Salchichón, a simple dish full of homemade flavor. Salchichón soup includes noodles, ham, potatoes, sofrito, cilantro, and seasonings, and depending on the cook, it may include corn, olives, and carrots. It’s served with baguette slices and can be enjoyed any time of day.
You can buy Tropical Salchichón at any supermarket where Tropical products are sold; use our Store Locator to find a location near you.
Explore other Tropical products with the authentic flavor of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, such as Salchichón, Queso de Freír, Queso de Bola, Queso Cremita, Queso del País, and delicious Filetes de Bacalao (Pollock fillets).