Porcine and thyme, Thai peanut, lamb and feta, goat chorizo with roasted garlic – not your typical sausage samplings found at an area grocery store or even in a specialty meat market. However, customers of the Local Pig Charcuterie in Kansas City can choose from these fresh- sausage selections and so much more at this Old World- style, artisanal meat-cutting and sausage shop.

“There’s been a market in Kansas City for homemade sausage, but not really any place for customers to get it,” says Alex Pope, the former chef-turned entrepreneur who opened Local Pig one year ago. “All of the sausage we make is from original recipes. We are making things that are far from the industry standard.”

Check out this slideshow of Pope and his crew in action.