Shiner Smokehouse Spicy Jalapeno and Cheddar Smoked Sausage

The good folks at Shiner sent me a nice variety pack of their products and while I planned to start some reviews later this month, I tend to get ahead of myself whenever jalapeno and cheddar “meat”. So I jumped right in sampled their Spicy Jalapeno and Cheddar smoked sausage.   The official name of […]

Southside Market – Elgin Garlic Pork Smoked Sausage

Fresh on the heels of our review of their 1882 Smoked Sausage, we jumped right back in and tried out their Garlic Pork Sausage variety. I’m a firm believer that garlic goes well with anything with the possible exception of chocolate so I’m always on the lookout for any combination of beef or pork and […]

Italian Sausage with Goat Milk Cheddar by the Maestro Sausage Company

We have already reviewed a couple of Maestro Sausage Company products (see here and here) and in my book, their hot italian sausage is hands down one of the top 2 or 3 italian sausages in the country. Do what you need to do to get a case for your next get together. Today we’re […]

Maestro Sausage Company Hot Italian Sausage by Pontrelli and Laricchia

I want four things from my Italian Hot sausage. 1) Fresh pork flavor 2) Nice heat 3) Nice fennel 4) No gristle or other non meat products. While that seems simple enough, I’ve had far to many Italian Hot Sausages that failed to deliver on what would seem to be the fundamentals of a decent […]