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Our Take on Charcuterie

Charcuterie: A Definition If you’re looking for a simple definition of charcuterie, it is derived from the French words “chair,” meaning flesh and the word “cuit,” meaning cooked. So, simply put, charcuterie means cooked meat. But is that all it is? We don’t think so. In fact, we’re convinced charcuterie is so much more than just “cooked meat.” Charcuterie was most likely used as a way to preserve meat before electric refrigeration became a thing. Now that we have refrigeration, why do we bother with the process of making charcuterie? The answer is simple: flavor. We do charcuterie because it is delicious. At Keller Crafted Meats, we use non-GMO meat to create delicious gourmet sausages. Shop our unique crafted meats...

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Defining Processed Food and Its Problems

Giving your body what it needs to live a healthy life is easier when you understand the difference between processed and unprocessed foods. The industry has them organized into three different groups. Group 1 foods are the most pure, Group 2 foods are cooking ingredients, and Group 3 foods are what we’re going to talk about today! Group 3: Ultra-Processed Foods Group three foods are the least healthy class of foods available. They are ultra-processed, which means they take Group 2 foods that have already been processed and combine them with more Group 2 foods. The Group 2 foods include sugars, fats, oils, and meat remnants. Group 3 processes include curing, pickling, smoking, baking, deep frying, and adding synthetic vitamins...

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Take Your Hot Dog Around the World! Part 1

When you sit down to eat a hot dog from Keller Crafted Meats, you’re in for a treat. Anyone who has tried our gourmet sausage products wants more, and we are confident you will, too! One of the best things about any hot dog is that you can pair it will a simple bun, ketchup, and mustard … or you can go crazy and get creative! Hot dogs are the perfect canvas for anything you can dream up. At Keller Crafted Meats, we love thinking outside the box, and that is why we’re going to share ways to bring international flair to your humble hot dog meal! Let’s Visit Korea! Fun Facts: In Korea, they believe that discrepancies between the...

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What Does the Non-GMO Project Verified Sticker Mean?

Keller Crafted Meats is leading the way in showing that non-GMO meat production is not only possible - it is profitable. Our gourmet sausage, ham, beef, and bacon is not only delicious, it is humanely raised and healthy. A healthy diet is possible with us! When you buy any of our products, you will see a Non-GMO Project Verified sticker, because we are a proud member of the Non-GMO Project. In the next two blogs, we are going to examine the idea of non-GMO and the Non-GMO Project. GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms. Basically, these are foods that have been altered by humans on the genetic level for better size or taste. They are generally quite harmful to humans...

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