Our Story


Where it all Started?

Weschenfelder Direct has been in the sausage making game since 1921.  Ludwig Weschenfelder emigrated from Nuremberg to Middlesbrough in 1898 and found a job as a Butcher’s apprentice. He worked at Karl Koch Butchers in Middlesbrough where he went on to marry another local apprentice butcher Luise Schumm.

He was interned on the Isle of Man during the war and on his release returned to Middlesbrough in 1921. With an entrepreneurial eye, he realised there was an opportunity to supply the local butchers with high quality casings with no compromise, and quickly built up a reputation.

Today we have carried on Ludwigs philosophy into the online world, now supplying an extensive range of butchery supplies with no compromise to quality. Today Tim, Rob and Nic Weschenfelder are all part of the family business with family friend Kate running the office.


Why Weschenfelder? 

We are not here just to make up the numbers, nor are we a faceless global juggernaut, our belief is that we are here to challenge the status quo, and provide a quality shopping experience when it comes to purchasing butchery supplies. We are here to change the butchery supply landscape and on a journey to ensure both trade users and home butchery enthusiasts can create remarkable produce for their customers or simply for themselves, family and friends.

Our small dedicated team put in endless hours concentrating on the detail so that you can be worry free when it comes to making your meat produce. Thank you for supporting us along our journey. Now go and make the best sausages, burgers and charcuterie you have ever tasted… 

If you need a hand with anything, please don’t hesitate to drop us an email [email protected]. We would be happy to help you find the right product for your meaty needs. 

Weschenfelder… Everything but the meat. 

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