We already know you love our flavors and our quality. We love that you love us. Honestly, your support as fans is what keeps us going. So thank you for your meaty support!
You also probably want to want to know what makes our company tick. How we come up with such yummy new ideas. Where we get our inspiration.
Well you’re in luck. Our team sat down and really got down to the heart and soul of what makes our brand tick. We are real people, using our hands and hearts, to make all-natural food with REAL ingredients. Check it out.
How do you come up with fresh, new recipes?
Most new recipes arrive to us as weird dreams, heralded by a dragon made of sausage on which a wizard rides, wielding a toothpick as a wand. If the wizard isn’t forthcoming, new recipes are a communal effort. Someone in the crew will have an idea (everyone’s ideas are valid)- perhaps a dish they love to cook, or something they read about in an old cookbook.
Our production team will sit down and think through the recipe: what kind of meat would work best, what herbs and spices are necessary and which ones are superfluous.
Usually Alex, our Head of Production, will make a small batch by hand for everyone to try. We’ll tweak it, argue about the seasoning, and if there’s consensus it goes into production.
We try several recipes for each one that makes it into production. We eat our mistakes here at MeatCrafters, and we eat well, which should tell you what we think of the products we choose to produce for commercial consumption.
If you had to pick one product to eat every day for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Duck. Breast. Prosciutto. Possibly in an omelette. No, wait, in mac and cheese. Or on a pizza. Or in a mac and cheese omelette. Or in a mac and cheese omelette pizza. Sorry, what was the question?
I’m throwing a party and want to pair some good beer and wine with the items. Do you have any suggestions?
For charcuterie, wine is a more common pairing, but high quality craft beer works just as well. Same rules apply to beer as do to wine: the more delicate the flavor, the lighter the beverage; the more assertive the flavors, the bolder the beverage.
You want drinks that simultaneously contrast the mouthfeel of the meats on the board and also share a few similar flavors- so salamis with coriander for example can be paired with a hoppy beer or wine with citrus notes, but if the salami also has a lot of pepper, perhaps a richer wine or beer so you taste everything without the food or drink overshadowing the other.
Spicier salamis require stronger wines or beers, and fattier meats pair well with more acidic drinks to cut the richness.
I want to try products but don't know where to start. Help!
Begin at the beginning: what don’t you eat, and what’s your preferred cooking method? Love chicken but don’t eat pork? Love spicy foods? Hate garlic? Are you grilling, or cooking your sausages in a pan? Roasting them in the oven or adding them to stew? Only ever eat gas station hot dogs?
Think about the last ten meals you made. Do you eat a lot of pasta? Make adventurous salads?
Adventurous eating is almost always rewarded, but there’s a reason there so many flavors of ice cream get made: no one forces you to eat chocolate if you’d prefer vanilla or strawberry. We make dozens of kinds of sausage so everyone can find their favorite- or find a new favorite.
If you were a food, what would you be and why?
Obviously, we would be a hot dog.
Hey, if you were a hot dog, and you were starving, would you eat yourself? We know we would!
We’d smother ourselves with brown mustard and relish. We’d be so delicious!
What’s the key to making sure the new fans become lifetime lovers of MeatCrafters?
MeatCrafters prides ourselves on being a customer service business that keeps making the highest quality, most flavorful sausages and charcuterie in America so we can continue providing Grade-A service to our customers.
What’s more, the variety of our products means you can constantly try new things, discover new favorites, or use your favorites to make the best possible version of your favorite dishes at home.
Why MeatCrafters, over other bigger (and maybe less pricey) brands?
Sausage has traditionally been a way of using scraps so as not to waste anything edible. Salamis especially, since the goal was to extend the shelf life of precious, precious calories. It’s a humble beginning, but you don’t honor a humble beginning by slavishly adhering to it- you have to innovate. We take the opportunity to make the best possible products for our customers, and genuinely love to make the most flavorful, highest quality products on the market with the best ingredients available.
Could we turn out bland sausage full of odds and ends and filler? Probably not. It’s just not what we do. But if you’re reading this, chances are you’re one of us- someone who goes out of their way to research the things they eat, and are conscious of the way exceptional food improves the quality of your life.
We’re humble enough to know what it takes to make great products, but we don’t make humble products.
Hopefully you realize how much we truly CARE… about our products, and about our family: YOU. We show our love by using the highest quality meats and spices that are fresh ground daily. We care about our customers and listen to what you want.
We started this company to make THE best sausages. We are real people, using our hands and hearts, to make all-natural food with REAL ingredients.
Thanks for being a fan.
Make sure you upload your recipes and cooking tips to social media and tag us! We love to hear from our fans and see what YOU create with the MeatCrafters products. Who knows, maybe we will feature your custom creation on our social media! You could be the next MEAT MASTER!
Who wouldn't want the freshest quality meats at their dinner table?
At MeatCrafters, we say, "inspired by tradition, naturally." People shouldn't have to worry about the quality of their food and whether it contains harmful ingredients.
You should be able to sit down for a meal knowing that your food contains only all-natural, fresh ingredients. That's why we created MeatCrafters and our line of salamis, cured meats and sausages. Our collection will satisfy even the most discerning of palates.
At MeatCrafters, we pride ourselves on using only the best of the best ingredients. Our line of salamis, cured meats and sausages will help you awaken your sense of taste in a way you never thought possible.
All MeatCrafters Products are tailor-made for people who appreciate high quality meats.
We care about making our products tasty and healthy for you. Using only the highest-quality ingredients, locally sourced and produced in small batches – MeatCrafters is just pure stomach happiness.
Sliced Duck Breast Prosciutto
See what people are saying!
"Just get this meat in your mouth ...you can thank me later! As a food professional, I'm not at all reluctant to give these folks three huge thumbs up!"
- Thomas T., A happy MeatCrafters customer
"MeatCrafters participates in the Saturday Rockville Pike market and the Sunday Bethesda market. Their bratwurst is fantastic!!! I say that as someone who both grew up in Wisconsin and has lived in Germany. Their landjaeger is also great, and something I've not really seen outside of Wisconsin."
- Dee B., A happy MeatCrafters customer
"Not only was I impressed with the facilities and the employees' enthusiasm for their products, but I was impressed with the samples I had while there."
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"Thank you for your great products. I love your sausages. Your cold packaging is nice and neat for long distant shipment📦"
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ALL NATURAL MEATS
We only use REAL naturally ingredients. Our meats are free of antibiotics and growth hormones. If you can pronounce all of the ingredients on the labels, then you know its healthy! So enjoy our sausages worry free!
HANDMADE IN SMALL BATCHES
Each product is carefully crafted by hand in small batches. We grind and blend our spices fresh every morning.
We grind and mix our spices immediately before production. We never use pre-made spice blends.