Silva Sausage Company
Over 45 years of dedication have made Silva products the finest tasting sausages on the West Coast. From our traditional Portuguese Linguica to our authentic Spanish Chorizo, each product displays Silva’s long-standing commitment to superior flavor and quality.
Organic Mediterranean Style Chicken Sausage with Herbs & Spinach – This dairy and pork free organic chicken sausage embodies all the great flavors of the Mediterranean including lemon, oregano and garlic. Artfully crafted with exceptional ingredients, this link is mild and well rounded, making it a perfect addition to most any dish.
When Manuel Martins started Silva Sausage in 1967, his goal was to live his American dream by sharing his European traditions and techniques. He began selling Italian sausage, Spanish chorizo, and his legendary Portuguese linguiça to the small Portuguese community in San Jose. Manuel wanted to make the best sausage in the world. And Manuel was a perfectionist. It wasn’t unusual for him to sleep at the factory to oversee each step of production for each batch of links.
Word of his amazing products soon spread beyond the community, which meant that Silva’s humble beginnings were short lived. Retail customers and eating establishments had grown accustomed to Silva sausages that had flavors like no other sausages. Customer demand forced us to expand. Silva ended up buying the rest of the real estate on the block and building additional facilities. Manuel’s dream had come true—Silva was one of the West Coast’s premier sausage houses. Our products are now found at the finest restaurants, hotels, and high end grocery stores. We have also won our share of tasting events including the National Meat Association’s Gourmet Sausagefest. And Silva is still family owned but located in a new state of the art facility down the road in Gilroy, California. The product line and company have grown, but, Fifty One years later, our motto remains the same—”Tradition is Our Recipe.”
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