… After Brazilian meat maker Cajuru Alimentos set up shop in September in Lake County, the American subsidiary Gold Meat has pushed into a handful of major Hispanic grocery chains with an eye on mainstream supermarkets… “There is really a lack of Brazilian sausage here,” said Stella Saab, commercial and marketing director for the company…

 

 

Tavares' Gold Meat sausage factory bringing Brazilian flavors

 

Kyle Arnold, Orlando Sentinel

Apr 19, 2017

 

TAVARES — A Brazilian sausage maker has taken over an old ice plant in hopes of making it the headquarters for South American flavored meats in the United States.

 

After Brazilian meat maker Cajuru Alimentos set up shop in September in Lake County, the American subsidiary Gold Meat has pushed into a handful of major Hispanic grocery chains with an eye on mainstream supermarkets.

 

The company opened the facility in Florida to try to get its products onto American supermarket shelves with a new tasting product that’s already popular in Central and South America.

 

“There is really a lack of Brazilian sausage here,” said Stella Saab, commercial and marketing director for the company. “It’s not as sweet and has almost a citrus flavor to it.”

 

The 42,000-square-foot facility in Tavares has about 30 employees but is built for much greater production, Saab said.

 

So far Gold Meats is on the shelf at about 230 grocery stores throughout Florida and has also moved into some ethnic markets in the northeast. Central Florida grocers carrying the meats include Sedano’s, Seabra Foods, Fancy Fruit and Produce, Bravo and some niche grocers such as Casselberry Meat and Produce and Southwest Mega Meats.

 

But Gold Meat’s owners are hoping to get a cut of the $4.3 billion sausage market in the United States, according to the National Hot Dog and Pork Council.

 

Saab said they are working to get into Wal-Mart, Publix, Aldi and other mainstream supermarkets.

 

The company has hired an American chef from Leesburg, Ze’ Carter, to put together recipes such as country-style gravy, chicken-sausage gumbo and stuffing made from pork sausage, apple, bacon and cornbread...

 

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