An American Dream That Started in the Kitchen: Glorious Malone's Recipe for Success

Family & Tradition at the Heart of Entrepreneur's Achievements

Dec 15, 2010, 06:15 ET from Glorious Malone's Fine Sausage Company

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- When Glorious Malone was a girl in the 1930's, her family had many holiday traditions that revolved around food.  Many families like hers from the American South made pork sausages and other meat dishes in their own kitchens to share with friends and to give as gifts.

When she married her husband George in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, they continued the family's unique tradition of making headcheese, an old world delicacy.  Using cherished recipes that combine hogshead with pork meat, seasonings and spices, it soon became so popular with friends and neighbors that she and George started their own company.

More than thirty years later, their descendants are continuing the tradition.  "My mother was a pioneer in many respects," said Daphne Jones, Glorious' daughter, and CEO of the family-owned company.  "She was the first African-American businesswoman to be licensed by the state of Wisconsin, the first in the nation to operate a meat plant, and the first to be officially licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture to ship products across state lines."

In 2010, Glorious Malone's Fine Sausage Company will ship nearly 500,000 pounds of its distinctive headcheese to delicatessens, taverns, and supermarkets.

Made with only natural ingredients, and no fillers, preservatives, artificial colors or flavorings, Glorious Malone's makes its gourmet products with pork raised exclusively in the mid-western United States.  Vastly different in taste and appearance from other headcheese brands, its mild flavor and smooth texture are more similar to European country pates.  The two varieties, Mild and Hot, are available from the deli case or in individual pre-sliced packs.  

Often enjoyed as an appetizer served with crackers, Glorious Malone's Headcheese is also delicious stirred into scrambled eggs or an omelet, as the star of a satisfying sandwich, chopped for a salad, tucked and rolled into a wrap, or battered and deep fried for a unique hors d'ouevres.

"Generations of Americans continue to love our headcheese," added Jones.  "I know my late mother is proud of the tradition we're continuing."

Glorious Malone's gourmet headcheese is available in select grocers and delicatessens throughout the Mid-West.  A Store Locator is provided on its website,  For special orders delivered anywhere in the country, please call 414-264-9894.

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