The Key to Amazing Sausage & Pasta
The Paisano Sausage Company story
John Laurienti started Paisano Sausage Company in Denver, Colorado in 1973. Since then, we have enjoyed bringing authentic Italian sausage and Italian food products to the public. Our sausage has become synonymous with quality.
Kathy started working in the business in 1981 as a part time salesperson. She soon found that sales were not her forte and moved into the production side of the business. Kathy carried on the family tradition after her husband’s passing in 2011.
The secret to making great Italian sausage
We make it like your Great Grandma would’ve made it, if she had a state-of-the-art industrial sausage stuffer.
But you get what we’re driving at: Our sausage recipe hasn’t changed since we started in business. It’s made fresh to order every day; we don’t cut corners and we don’t use preservatives. We use high-quality ingredients, and as much as we can, we keep it local.
We‘ve used the same pork supplier for over 20 years. We are sticklers for quality. Because we are a small company, we maintain consistency and quality in our products. We’re hands on, too; machines can’t make meatballs, at least not correctly. The texture isn’t right. We don’t mess with the recipe for our Italian sausage. It hasn’t changed since we started making it in 1973. It was, quite simply, perfect.
- Stuffed shells
Quality, consistency and passion
Making the finest Italian sausage and meatballs is what we do. We keep it simple; the best things in life are. We strive for consistency, so you’ll know you’re getting the best Italian sausage for your family dinner every time.
Our recipe hasn’t changed since 1973. We grind pork and fresh herbs and spices. We make it two ways:
Link/rope: We use an all-natural hog casing to make our sausage. Our favorite way to serve it is baked, with pasta and marinara.
Bulk: Some of the sausage we leave in loose form. It’s best used in lasagna, to make meatballs, and of course, in pie at Easter. A few years ago, some of our customers let us know that it is great grilled. Better than any hamburger! So during summer months, we have them ready to go in patties for your cookout.
We use beef and pork, along with herbs and spices, and romano cheese to make our meatballs. They’re handmade, rolled into 1-ounce or 2-ounce meatballs. They’re pre-cooked, too. And the best part is that we quality control every batch!