A rich tradition of cooking and a passion for good quality meat has existed in our family for generations. Our beloved grandfather, Don Orlando Massoni, fostered a deep appreciation of food in us that we have carried into our business. We founded Orlando Meats in 2012 after being unsatisfied with our options for buying high quality meat. In 2013 we opened our doors in East Orlando with little experience in the industry. We quickly learned as much as we could about meat production and determined that we wanted no part in the conventional way of doing things. We knew there was a better way to raise animals ethically and naturally that would have a great impact on meat quality. Over time we have met many farmers and ranchers that feel the same we do about good meat production. This means raising animals on pasture, without hormones or unnecessary antibiotics, and feeding them a natural diet.
In May 2016 we closed our original shop and began the process of relaunching our business in a new location with a focus on whole animal butchery. After much anticipation, we opened our new full-service butcher shop in July 2017.
How We’re Different
We source proteins locally (within 250 miles) from farms that follow organic practices, raise their animals on pasture, and provide natural diets to produce the best quality meat. We purchase half or whole carcasses and break them down in our butcher shop, utilizing the entire animal. This nose-to-tail butchery reduces waste and introduces people to some interesting and lesser known cuts. Because our meat does not come in boxes from a giant packing plant we may not have some cuts available at all times.