At Five Star Brand, we are more than just a food company we are the custodians of a culinary heritage that dates back over 55 years. Rooted in the rich traditions of European sausage making, our journey began in Cleveland, Ohio, and has since been a story of passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to quality.
Founded by five visionary sausage makers from Germany, Five Star Brand has always stood for excellence in meat processing. Our legacy is built on the artisanal skills and timeless recipes that our founders brought with them, combined with the spirit of innovation that drives us today. As part of the Hillcrest family, we continue to honor our roots while embracing new opportunities to serve our customers better.
Delve into our world of handcrafted sausages, wieners, and deli meats, each a testament to our heritage. We pride ourselves on using the freshest cuts of pork and beef, meticulously prepared in small batches, ensuring that every product that leaves our facility is of the highest quality. Our commitment to keeping our products free from fillers, extenders, MSG, and gluten is unwavering, just like our dedication to your satisfaction.
Five Star Brand isnt just a name; its a promise a promise of excellence, consistency, and unmatched taste. We believe in creating products that are not just food items but a part of your celebrations, your traditions, and your everyday life. Whether its a family gathering, a game day, or a quiet dinner at home, our products are designed to bring people together.
Explore our range of products, discover our story, and become a part of the Five Star Brand family. We are more than just a brand; we are a legacy of taste and quality, proudly continuing our journey with you.
In 1967, Cleveland, Ohio became the birthplace of a remarkable culinary journey with the founding of Five Star Brand by Ludwig Gutwein, Fred Durr, Joe Kitzberger, Heinz Neumann, and Hans Schoeps. These skilled European sausage makers, each from different parts of Germany, were united by their passion for quality meats and the pursuit of the American dream. Despite facing early setbacks, including separation from their former employer, Brookside Meats, their determination to create their own legacy only grew stronger.