Top 10 Wisconsin Summer Sausage Varieties You Must Try by Nolechek’s
Wisconsin summer sausage doesn’t get any better than when it’s made by Nolechek’s! Each variety of our hickory smoked summer sausage is handcrafted in house made using the same sausage-making tradition and our family recipe that have spanned four generations. Beginning with the highest quality pork and beef cuts and smoked using 100% natural hickory wood, our summer sausage is one of our most popular products. And you can rest assured Nolechek’s summer sausage is naturally gluten-free and no MSG added.
Pair our classic summer sausage with a locally produced Wisconsin cheese from Marieke Gouda or LaGrander’s and create a charcuterie board that is sure to impress. Or try a specialty summer sausage sandwich on your favorite bread and add a bit of horseradish to spice things up. Simply snacking on a few pieces is sure to be a treat!
Our most popular variety after all these years. We start with lean, fresh cuts of beef, add the perfect blend of spices to create Nolechek’s all beef garlic summer sausage. The mild garlic flavor pairs with the beef to create what has become the go-to for Nolechek’s fans.
If you look closely, you’ll see we add the perfect amount of mustard seed to our all beef garlic summer sausage. The mustard seed doesn’t change the flavor profile of this popular Wisconsin sausage, it simply adds a unique textural component that keeps fans coming back.
This summer sausage is our best-selling specialty variety. And when you savor the combination of Nolechek’s all beef garlic summer sausage paired with the perfect amount Wisconsin grown cranberries, you’ll know why.
For the people who live by the simpler is better motto, Nolechek’s offers our plain summer sausage. Don’t let the name deceive you because this Wisconsin summer sausage is full of rich, quality cuts of beef and pork; along with Nolechek’s plain summer sausage seasoning that has just the right amount of flavor to keep you coming back.
What is more Wisconsin than summer sausage and cheese? A slice of summer sausage WITH the cheese right in it, that’s what! Creamy cheddar cheese adds just the right amount of flavor to our beef and pork garlic summer sausage.
Here’s where things get hot. We start with our beef and pork garlic summer sausage, add creamy cheddar cheese and top it off with the perfect amount of jalapeño peppers. This specialty summer sausage is not too spicy because the cheddar cheese blends perfectly with the peppers. Try it and see for yourself!
This Wisconsin summer sausage always flies off the shelves during the Holiday season. So much that we decided a couple of years ago to offer it year-round! The unique flavor of the blueberry pairs with the creamy cheddar cheese to create a unique and savory specialty summer sausage.
Authentic Sweet Hungarian Paprika is a seasoning that delivers a sweet pepper flavor without being spicy. Nolechek’s took this traditional European ingredient, added a touch of cayenne pepper to create a deep flavor profile that complements Nolechek’s all beef garlic summer sausage.
Nolechek’s crafts thousands of pounds of venison sausage for hunters each year. We’re so good at our wild game game, we decided to share it with our non-hunting customers. We start with farm raised, inspected venison, add fresh cuts of lean pork, mix in our garlic summer sausage seasoning and a hint of coriander. This delicious, unique summer sausage is sure to impress!
Yes, we know salami technically may not be a summer sausage, but these next two are too good to pass up. Nolechek’s Italian Salami with Wine is the perfect balance of rich, lean pork, burgundy wine, garlic, and white and red peppers. We won a gold medal from the German Butchers’ Association for this masterpiece. It is great for snacking, savoring or on your favorite pizza!
If you’re counting, we’re technically at 11, but it’s just too hard to chose between the two salamis, so we’re giving original a shout out, too. Nolechek’s Original Salami is best paired with an aged cheese and your favorite glass of wine, beer or bourbon. Crafted with rich, lean pork and plenty of garlic and cracked black pepper, this salami is meant to be savored.
There may be a few varieties that didn’t make the list, but they are worthy of a taste! Check out our full offering of Wisconsin specialty summer sausages here.