New Orleans, La., is one of the country’s top foodie havens, with a beloved regional cuisine. Thanks to the widespread popularity of Cajun cooking, consumers can get their fix pretty much everywhere. The problem, however, is that they may not always be getting a true taste of New Orleans. One meat processor, with ties to New Orleans that go back more than a century, is taking a stand by producing deli meat with a true Cajun taste.
Chisesi Brothers, a five-generation New Orleans processor of deli meat and sausage, recently partnered with Tony Chachere’s, a producer of Cajun seasonings, marinades and other authentic products. The combination of two Louisiana food institutions has resulted in a line of ham, roast beef and turkey deli meats that are authentically Cajun.