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Watch: Making Craft Sausage and Charcuterie on an Industrial Scale

Portland’s Olympia Provisions proves you don’t need to work small to create quality meat products

Prime Time hosts Ben Turley and Brent Young are finding themselves at home at Olympia Provisions — a Portland, Oregon-based gourmet meat company that makes some of the best charcuterie and sausage in the United States. “This is my happy place,” says Turley, walking around the plant at Olympia Provisions. “The smell is moldy but overwhelming meaty, it really makes you hungry.”

Young and Turley are meeting with their good friend Elias “Eli” Cairo — a salumist and the owner at Olympia Provisions. Turley and Young are similarly sausage experts, but at their New York butcher shop the Meat Hook, they’re making 40 pound patches of raw sausage to supply their Brooklyn storefront. In this episode, the duo is having a hand at making a pecorino parsley sausage on a massive scale.

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