Four Generations with a Passion for Flavor
Founder Harold Hanni was born during the midst of the Great Depression in 1931. To stretch their resources during those times, the Hanni family relied on old world cheese and sausage making skills passed down from Harold's father. When Harold returned from serving in the Korean War, he had a renewed interest in the art of sausage making, which he passed down to his five sons.
Harold’s passion for the craft inspired him to build a homemade smoker from an old chest freezer. On a cold Wisconsin day in 1976, Harold’s homemade chest freezer smoker caught fire and nearly burned the house down. This near disaster inspired Harold to design a safe way for the home sausage maker to smoke sausage. Harold’s pursuit of a safe smoker became a reality with the Model 100, thus forming Pro Smoker 'N Roaster.
Harold's son Ken and his wife Kate formalized the family’s love of sausage making in 1986 by officially incorporating PS Seasoning. Harold was the model for the company’s trademarked mascot. The cartoon icon of Lil' Harry became synonymous with old world flavor and craftsmanship.
PS Seasoning continues to carry on old-world flavors and traditions of the past, while also building on that knowledge to push the boundaries of flavor. Our passion is not only great tasting food, but the moments that are made in the kitchen and at the dinner table.
Today, our library has grown to over 3,000 seasoning blends with 30 million units of product made annually. Available to both wholesale and retail markets, our offerings are designed for sausage making, BBQ, culinary and more.
Blend With PS
At PS Seasoning® for Business, we listen to our customers' needs, develop innovative new blends, and produce quality bulk products from our world class facility in Iron Ridge, WI. From start to finish, we operate as an extension of your team, sharing our expertise to help bring your vision to life.
Our expert team of chefs, food scientists and master blenders will help you create a unique blend sourced from the finest ingredients from around the world.
Your brand is important to us. We offer full-service solutions from product development to label design and custom packaging to fit your vision.