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Last updated January 18, 2015

Elevation Charcuterie and Artisan Meats LLC

Bringing our passion for all natural pastured heritage pork and creative dry cured artisan meats to the Denver food scene

Elevation Charcuterie and Artisan Meats LLC

Bringing our passion for all natural pastured heritage pork and creative dry cured artisan meats to the Denver food scene

$2,258
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
19
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, January 17 2015 11:59 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 18, 2015

About

In this modern food age, true food lovers care about their ingredients. We use this mindset to structure our company as well as our products. We want a full USDA production facility in Denver where we can produce, package, and ship our products nationwide.

Guanciale
Guanciale

Passion

This company is a lifetime dream for us. We are literately obsessed with creating the best charcuterie this country has to offer. It has been at least a three year project creating, trying, and testing our recipes. We have personally financed,and poured large amounts of our free time in the process of our persistent testing. At the end of the day, we are simply two foodies with a serious dream who love and understand this beautiful art. We have not sacrificed a single thing to assure we are creating the best morally and perfectly crafted products.  

Product

The animals we use for our products must be raised with a very specific set of specifications. We will only use happy, healthy animals of heritage breeds from trusted farms that we visit on a regular basis. They must be raised with no gestation or farrowing crates and given plenty of time outdoors to be free to do all the things that pigs like to do. They are fed a 100% vegetarian diet, and cannot be administered any antibiotics or hormones. Our goal is to be part of the solution, opposing cruel and unhealthy factory farming and creating the most delicious and healthy handmade products available in America.

Our goal is also to preserve the original, unaltered(heritage) breeds. The modern factory market has attempted to boost animal production by crossing and modifying breeds to create higher yields in meat and faster growth. It’s also common practice for modern companies to use crates, gestation, tail docking, and a number of horrible practices to create an unnatural desired effect. We will not accept this! Our belief is there is no better meat that will be produced than 100% natural animals raised on pasture the way nature intended them to be.

Happy pigs
Happy pigs
Fennel Pollen salami
Fennel Pollen salami

We use only the highest quality ingredients for all of our products. This includes sourcing wine, spices and organic ingredients from only responsible, G.M.O free sources. The wood used to smoke our products is 100% natural local Peach wood from the Western slope of Colorado. There is not one step taken in our production process that does not keep these core values in mind from start to finish. It is our passion and mission to produce an ethically, morally and naturally perfect product.

Plan

Our plan is to build out a facility in order to meet USDA specifications. The money raised from our Kickstarter campaign will be used along with investments to build our facility and carry us through the first several months of production.

Risks and challenges

Potential Challenges
• Construction Timeline
• Certifications- USDA

When building out a facility for USDA production, there are many strict codes you must follow as far as layout of the building, and different aspects of construction. Because of this, we understand it is always possible to have unexpected construction delays. We are expecting and planning for these types of situations, so if we run into some unexpected delays we will be fully prepared to deal with them financially and operationally.

Our products are very closely regulated and monitored by the USDA, which can add some possible delays through the cycle of making new products and daily production. We have a team of experts employed to work on our USDA HAACP(Hazard Analysis And Critical Control Points) plan who includes a microbiologist, as well as a team of industry experienced experts and chefs. We have studied the process of making charcuterie this exact way, and tested our recipes and processes for three years prior to our company launch. We have spent countless hours assuring our product safety by double checking PH and water activity levels, and we are guaranteed that our products meet all USDA standards. We are extremely confident we can effectively manage any problems that may arise.

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    A thank you on our website! If you just want to show your support give what you are comfortable with and we will personally thank you on our website!

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    1 ea. 3-4 oz. salami
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    New release! 1 ea. 6-8 oz. "breakfast style" maple whiskey salami.

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    Sour Ale Salami against factory farming. This includes one large new release Colorado Springs Sour Ale Salami, and 60% of each pledge will be donated to The Humane Farming Association.

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    1 6-8 oz. salami, Elevation logo t-shirt. Can choose between Calabrese or Pepper salami.

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    2 ea. 6-8oz salami of your choice of Calabrese, Sour ale salami, Pepper salami or our new Whiskey Maple "breakfast salami".

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    Sausage sampler. 1# each of our fresh sausages. Bratwurst, Kielbasa, Bacon Breakfast sausage, Mexican Chorizo and Toulouse.

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    Sour Ale Salami against factory farming. This includes two large new release Colorado Springs Sour Ale Salamis, and 60% of each pledge will be donated to The Humane Farming Association.

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    Salumi sampler, 5 samples of our best dry cured products. Includes: Coppa, lonza, guanciale, pancetta and 1 3-4oz. salami.

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    4 ea. 6-8oz salami your choice of Calabrese, Pepper salami, Sour Ale salami or our new "breakfast style" maple whiskey salami!

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    Tour of the faciltity, includes a charcuterie plate, hang out with us and taste with us and includes beverages from one of our collaborators.

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    Holiday gift box- include 3 small and 2 large salami in a limited edition Elevation gift box. The perfect gift for the meat lover in your life. This gift box can be delivered at the time specified or we are happy to accommodate holiday delivery later in the year.

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    Yearly sample deal- One free salami every month for the year(includes new and special recipes not on our product list, and new releases not available to the public).

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    Whole hog breakdown class, we will break down a local heritage hog start to finish, allowing you to take home 10 lbs of the meat you have just butchered, complete with recipe suggestions. Includes an Elevation t-shirt and hat!

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    5 year supply of salami. We will ship you 1 large and 1 small salami every month for 5 years! This is for the true salami addicts and will include special seasonal varieties that are not available to the public, as well as some special extra seasonal products along the way. Includes an Elevation t-shirt or hat of your choice.

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    Create your own salami. This is the big one, includes recipe consulting session where you choose what ingredients go in to YOUR salami and create the recipe. We will cure and age your salami for you, and have a private release party with you and up to 15 friends including free beverages from one of our collaborators. This will include 15# of your custom salami to take home. We will also develop specific packaging including you or your company logo on the package!

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    Pig roast! We will smoke a local 200-250 lb. heritage hog for you and 25 friends in the Colorado area complete with all the fixins, side dishes, all the charcuterie you can eat and free beverages from one of our collaborators. Also includes a shirt and a hat for you and all 25 of your friends! Come party with the Elevation crew!

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    One small salami 3-4 oz.
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Funding period

- (40 days)