In the summer of 2012, family-owned and operated Don Felipe Fine Products began producing artisan Mexican chorizo in the Pacific Northwest.
After moving to Oregon, founders Salud & Angie discovered that most of the commercial brands of chorizo found near his new home had fillers, MSG, and artificial preservatives or ingredients. Not only that, products were often too high in fat and overly spiced.
Along with help from family and friends, Salud & Angie took their knowledge of authentic Mexican cuisine and set out to redefine chorizo. Using only high-quality ingredients and artfully balancing fats and spices, he created a delicious and lean alternative.
Thanks to the non-profit organization Adelante Mujeres, and after many long nights in a tiny commercial kitchen in Forest Grove, Don Felipe Fine Products—named after Salud's grandfather—was born! We began selling our flagship product, a Tolucan-style Chorizo Verde at the Forest Grove farmers market.
Our business is poised to "bring the exotic taste of Mexico" to the community and make a positive impact in the food industry while providing customers with tasty and wholesome products.
With a focus on quality and sustainability, we are dedicated to sustainable practices, from minimizing waste in our packaging to supporting local farmers and reducing our carbon footprint.
Making it a priority to invest in the local community and economy, Don Felipe Fine Products began by sourcing high-quality, all-natural, traceable, and sustainable ingredients from trusted local farmers and suppliers. Meat proteins for the Verde, Rojo and Chicken Chorizo come from a small network of farms in Oregon and Washington. Our two Tempeh Chorizo products—Black Bean & Sunflower Seed and Chickpea & Quinoa—are made in Portland at a certified gluten-free and meat-free facility and are vegan, soy-free, and non-GMO.
Nobody likes wondering what's in their food! We are proud to offer products that use simple, all-natural ingredients and are free from added wheat, sugar, soy, MSG, artificial colors, and nitrates.
Over the years, Don Felipe has flourished thanks to our customers, our community, our workers, and our passion for sharing flavorful and healthy food. You can find us at your local farmers market and specialty stores throughout the Portland metro area. We now ship throughout the United States!