Miss Viafore’s? Say ciao to Tacoma’s Italian sausage kings at their new market

Dec 29, 2020 139

BY: Kristine Sherred

The Verone family has been crafting Italian sausage, using only all-natural pork casings with spices and water, since 1923 — well before then if you count Joe Verone’s grandfather developing the recipe in Italy before immigrating to the U.S. A family recipe for the flagship sweet Italian has broadened to include a Louisiana hot, jalapeno cheddar, breakfast sausage and classic German bratwurst.

Tacomans might recognize the Verone name from restaurant menus including The Cloverleaf, Macaluso’s and Joeseppi’s, all longtime customers of the wholesale arm that is Verone Sausage Co. For years retail-ready sausage has been sold only at Stadium Thriftway, but loyal customers found creative ways to use five to 10 pounds of bulk sausage purchased straight from the source, during the many years the brand was only available wholesale.

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SOURCE: https://www.thenewstribune.com

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