Established in Denver, Elevation Meats has gone to extraordinary lengths to share their passion of the art of charcuterie and cured meats to the Denver food scene and beyond. As Denver natives, founders Chad Nelan and Alex Windes, wanted to bring old country and traditional cooking methods combined with innovative new favors to their local home town. Striving for perfection in taste and quality, Elevation Meats has been approved by the USDA further ensuring their products safety and quality control. “It starts and ends with the pork,” Windes explains. “Everything that goes into each sausage is the best — not just good, not just great.”


Although Chad started his career as a butcher behind the counter at Tony’s Market, he has been making charcuterie in his home for more than a decade. For the past 6 years, he has been running Elevation Charcuterie and Artisan Meats. It’s become known for its creative flavors that are changing the way you think about salami. Many have tried, but few have succeeded in maintaining their business and passing the USDA’s tight guidelines. Yet, Elevation Meats continues to pride itself on sourcing the highest quality ingredients and staying ahead of “best practices”. By investing in the best, they can consistently deliver the best. Just because Elevation Meats continues to champion the “old” artisan way of creating their cured meats and salumi products while adhering to the stringent rules of the USDA – and their quality and taste shows it. 


Our goal is to bring high quality charcuterie items such as variations of salami and whole muscle cures like pancetta and coppa to the Denver food scene. The key ingredient is humanely raised heritage breed pigs. They provide us with the tastiest, best meat out there in return for a happy life lived outdoors.



With my love of specialty meats, I have tried charcuterie from all over the world. This is some of the BEST I have ever tasted! So excited it is now available to the public!

Veronika C.

Wonderful!!! Tried the Calabrese, Mole and the Truffle. They were all delicious and a huge hit with the family. Thank you!

Julia Z.

This salami is, hands down, the best I have ever had! Authentic, high quality, local, ethical and delicious!

Chelsea N.

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