Contact & About Us

Our story starts with my Nani and Poppa, my grandparents (as seen on my label and below) emigrating to America from Calabria, Italy over 100 years ago. They brought with them only their hopes, dreams, and great Italian Sausage recipes with old world techniques . I am proud to be a third generation Italian-American sausage maker that plans to carry on our family traditions forever! A few other proud moments include "Best American Made" from the Wall Street Journal, "America's Best" from the Los Angeles Times, and "Best Gift to Give" from Everyday with Rachael Ray. We take great pride in making our salami the same way my grandparents did: in small batches, using only the finest hand trimmed pork, spices ground moments before blending, tied with pure cotton twine, stuffed into natural casings and hung to dry- not cooked. This has been closely compared to the aging of a fine wine. Every salami has a unique flavor and aroma! At Fortuna's our passion is making only the very best salami and keeping our old world values, flavors, and traditions alive. Our niche is all natural salami- they didn't use nitrates and preservatives in the early 1900s and we certainly do not need to add them now! True old world Italian salami made right here in the USA by Fortuna's Sausage and shipped directly to your door.

- Patti Fortuna , 3rd. generation owner 


TELEPHONE  Local 802-375-0200


Customer Service of any type -

Patti Fortuna-Stannard, Owner

Wholesale inquires;


TELEPHONE  Local 802-375-0200


Customer Service of any type -

Patti Fortuna-Stannard, Owner

Wholesale inquires;


Fortuna's Sausage
ATTN: Mail order dept.
PO Box 130
Sandgate, VT 05250

Fortuna's Sausage & Italian Market

Vermont, USA
1-800-42SOUPY (1-800-427-6879)

Fortuna's, Authentic Italian Sausage , Salami & Italian Imports

The Fortuna Family, Patti, her husband Paul are third  sausage makers originally from Rhode Island, and now located in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Fortuna's uses the same recipes as Patti's grandparents used who emigrated from Calabria, Italy in the early 1900's.

Each Italian sausage and salami recipe has been passed down from generation to generation. Fortuna's pride themselves on true old world Italian sausages and salami, handcrafted, and uses only the finest ingredients and unique old world drying process to achieve lean and delicious artisan dry cured sausages that are all natural and nitrate free and made in the USA.

Fortuna's signature salami,
SOUPY (also known as Supri, Supie or Calabrese sopressata) have been named "America's Best; aged like a fine wine" by the Los Angeles Times.
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The Fortuna's have been making sausages, salami, and SOUPY since 1982 and offer every product through their website shipped directly to you, while still maintaining a small hands-on family business that concentrates on quality.

Over the years the Fortuna family has visited Italy and brought back wonderful artisan cheese, olives, and the very best Tuscan olive oil and vinegar, along with a variety of gourmet Italian foods that you can buy online for yourself, or if you prefer can be arranged in a gift box.

Fortuna's Sausage & Italian Market offers a large variety of Italian sausage, traditional salami including the most popular nitrate and gluten free Pepperoni, Genoa Salami and
SOUPY, imported and artisan cheese, olives from around the world, specialty foods and gifts for every occasion. All are available online and shipped worldwide daily!


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