Originally made from a mixture of chopped pork and salt which was air-dried in a casing, salamis now come in many varieties made in several countries and nearly all are seasoned with a combination of herbs and spices in addition to salt. Salamis are now sometimes smoked or cooked before air-drying. Some varieties are made of beef while others mix beef and pork. Most, if not all Italian salamis contain garlic while few German variants do. Some, like a few salamis from Spain, include paprika or chili. The coarseness or fineness of the chopped meat differentiates some varieties.