I first ‘discovered’ V & V smoked sausage several years ago at Pizzitola’s Barbecue on North Shepherd in Houston. I thought their sausage was the best thing they served and it comes from V & V in beautiful Cistern, Texas.
Shortly thereafter I stopped off at the V & V plant in Cistern on a trip to Central Texas. The ladies in the office were very nice and went into the plant and came back with a couple of packages of their sausages right off the line. They make only two varieties, a beef and pork and beef and pork with jalapeno. The recipe is an old Czech family recipe although the modern formulation includes textured vegetable protein and soy flour which gives the sausage a smoother texture than most sausages. They use natural casings.
V & V is carried by some of the larger HEB stores in the Houston area; you have to look for it, though, because, with only two varieties, they aren’t allotted a lot of shelf space like some of the other brands.
V & V Sausage