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Mulay’s Sausage Corporation’s Success Linked to Longtime Family Recipe
This growing all-natural sausage producer’s roots date way back in Sicily’s history
CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (November 9, 2009) – Some of the best products are those that start as a family tradition and become a hit with friends. That’s how Mulay’s Sausage Corporation, a maker of all-natural, 80% lean sausage, got its start at the popular Independence Day celebration in the laid-back mountain town of Crested Butte, Colo., the enterprise’s home base. They celebrated their 20th year of sausage sales this year at the town’s 4th of July bash with a sausage eating contest!
Great taste grows over time
Loree Mulay-Weisman and her husband, Ward, developed a cult following around the country by selling Italian sausage sandwiches at several Crested Butte summer festivals over the years. The great response lead to expanded production and sales in local stores, then to the development of www.thesausagelink.com in 2003 to meet year-round, national requests for the sausage. They have since expanded their product line and distribution channels and entered the West Coast market in June 2009.
“We spent 12 hours making 400 sausages with a Kitchen Aid for that first festival—grinding fresh, lean pork, mixing spices and stuffing the sausage by hand,” recalls Mulay-Weisman.
Mulay’s Sausage is made according to a centuries-old recipe from Sicily, Italy, passed down by Mulay-Weisman’s family. The Mulay Family Crest dates back to 1326 AD in Palermo, Sicily, and reached the United States when her great-grandparents immigrated and settled in Pueblo, Colo. Loree and Ward’s two young daughters are fifth-generation Coloradoans, and the family business is a Colorado Proud company, meaning it has been recognized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture as a producer of locally raised and processed food products.
Products that are all-natural & local
Today, Mulay’s Sausage product line includes mild Italian, hot Italian, killer hot Italian, and breakfast sausage, all sold as links or ground. They have just expanded their line of authentic, traditional sausage recipes to include a brätwurst and chorizo.
Through the years the recipe for Mulay’s Sausage has remained all natural with no nitrates, preservatives or artificial colors. They use only Natural US Pork. The sausage is also Gluten Free, soy, dairy, MSG and sugar free too. “I used to ask my nana why her sausage tasted so good, and she said, ‘There is no secret; good ingredients and love make the sausage so delicious.’ Our goal is to continue this tradition and passion for making great sausage,” says Mulay-Weisman.
The company is a member of the Natural Products Association and is certified gluten free by the Celiac Spruce Association.
How to sink your teeth into Mulay’s Sausage
Mulay’s Sausage is distributed by United Natural Foods (UNFI) in the Rocky Mountain Region and through their Moreno Valley warehouse in southern California. It is also distributed through Tony’s Fine Foods in California. Mulay’s can be found in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage stores and many fine independent stores throughout the west as well as Bristol Farms Markets in Southern California. Consumers can purchase sausage online at www.thesausagelink.com. Mulay’s Sausage is available to the food service industry.
For more information about Mulay’s Sausage Corp., visit www.thesausagelink.com or call 970.349.1423.