Over 40 years ago my father Nick Pesce, and his best friend Louis Vescovo, opened a Mom and Pop grocery store named Granny's market in Memphis, Tn. The Italian sausage they sold was made by an Italian immigrant that brought the recipe from northern Italy. Before he retired, My father and Mr. Vescovo, Italian immigrants themselves, purchased the recipe and continued making it for the loyal customers that came from all around to get "Granny's Sausage".
As I worked in the store growing up I always believed that we honestly had the best Italian sausage in the country. As I made it as a teenager at the store for several years with an old hand crank sausage stuffer, I thought about getting it out to a larger customer base. "This is too good to just sell it here", I thought. Well, in 2012 Granny's Market was sold, and I decided to do what I thought about doing so many years ago. So I started making sausage again on my days off with that exact old hand crank sausage stuffer I used as a teenager. Luckily I could not keep up with demand, so I partnered with Cypress Valley Meat Company in Hot Springs Arkansas to manufacturer it just the way it always has been. I then applied for and received a USDA approved label, and decided on a logo that is simply a picture of the actual room my father was born in, in Calizzano Italy. Then, with the blessings of many people, especially my wonderful wife Kimberly Pesce, who stuck with me while I was off making sausage on my days off, and has been an unbelievable wife to me, and mother to our two young children, Daniel and Mary Ann, I decided to start Pesce's Authentic Italian Sausage LLC. Much has changed over the past 40 years, but the recipe has not. Still NO preservatives, NO MSG, Gluten free, allergen free.... and we think It's the best Italian Sausage you can get anywhere in the world....except Italy of course!
Please give it a try and tell us what you think. Share pictures and recipes of your favorite dishes! Get creative and come up with your own original dish! Use it instead of ground beef to enhance the flavor of any meal! Just simply enjoy!
Kim and I really hope you'll give our product a try and let us know what you think. An honest opinion is a good opinion!
Daniel and Kim Pesce