It began nearly 60 years ago, when three brothers – John, George and Ron Klement – purchased a small sausage company in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In many ways, the roots of the Klement Sausage Company can be traced back even further through several generations in central Europe. For it was there, in a part of the world where sausage-making is knitted tightly into the fabric of the community, that the techniques and recipes which would one day make Klement’s so special, first started being handed down through the family.
When the brothers first opened their doors, they found a natural market in the immigrant-rich neighborhoods of Milwaukee. These working-class men and women longed for the genuine, old-country flavor that they left behind, but Klement’s had a taste and texture that brought them right back. Word spread quickly, and before long, Klement’s was a favorite among people from all walks of life.
Over the years, Klement’s has grown from a humble 6-person storefront into Milwaukee’s largest producer of authentic, handcrafted European sausage. In spite of our growth, we’re proud to say that we’ve never lost sight of what made our family business a success: hard work, a dedication to excellence, and the ability to look towards the future, without forgetting our past.