Meat Club is where friends come together to make sausages, smoked meats, and cured meats from scratch.

Start Your Meat Club

Meat Trophies

Start your Meat Club

Use a who's-free-when app to find a good night and invite some friends over. Keep it to 4 people max, or else it turns into a drunken clown ensemble.

Pick a meat project, source the necessary equipment and ingredients, plan out the meal to feed the troops, and you're ready to roll.

Once you turn it into a regular occasion, give your meat club a name, like the Salami Slingers or Chi-Town Chorizos. Create a team Twitter account, tweet your meat trophies, and give us a follow @meatclubin. Bonus points for making team aprons and wristbands.

We originally started Meat Club as a constructive guys' night. But guys and gals are welcome at Meat Club — as long as they love meat.

Meat Projects

Here are a few of the meat projects we'll feature in Meat Club the Book, as well as some dry-cured recipes (maybe for book #2?). Our book won't be on the shelves for a while, so in the meantime pick up a copy of Michael Ruhlman's Charcuterie.

Bacon8 days


Merguez4 hours


Sai Oua5 hours

Sai Oua

Pancetta29 days


Chaurice3 hours


The Rules of Meat Club

There aren't many rules to Meat Club, but they're pretty damn important.

Talk About Meat Club

Break Bread Together

Pay Your Way

Respect the Meat

Everyone Participates

Clean Up (Before You Break Out the Whisky)

Don’t Kill Anyone

Whenever we mentioned Meat Club, someone inevitably asked, "What's the first rule? Or are you not allowed to talk about it?"

We just had to add these Fight Club-esque rules to our weekly sausage fest. While a bit cliché, we felt that without those rules Meat Club would simply be incomplete.

All Ryan Snyder poses with his meat.
Dietrich Ayala digs on swine.

Meat Club, the Book

Howdy, we're Ryan and Dietrich. We founded the PDX Meat Club in Portland, Oregon back in 2010.

We made thousands of pounds of meat in our club, and decided to put together a collection of tips and our favorite recipes. We wrote the book we wish we'd had when we started our meat club - simple, illustrative, concise, and fun.

We're going to initially publish Meat Club as an app, so sign up for our mailing list to stay in the loop on our progress...

... and follow us on the socials to be the first to hear when it hits the app store.


Post your meat trophy pics up on Twitter, Instagram and Flickr with the hashtag #meatclub.

Ryan models his baby Coppa.
Dave, Dietric, and Bart sniffing hot dog meat fumes.
Gino is gloating about his Kielbasa.

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