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Apr 25, 2011 08:29 AM

Neese’s Country Sausage

This morning I made my own breakfast. A slice of Neese’s Country Sausage, cooked according to the package instructions, fried up golden brown and crunchy on each side. Nuanced spicing, just the right amount of fat for my taste, a softer and finer grind, and no chewy/gristly bits. Nice local product, glad I had a chance to try it.

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  1. Their products are great! I love sage, so usually go with the extra sage country sausage. Nice thrown into a bean soup too.

    It's sometimes hard to find the full line of their products, but worth looking for:

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    1. re: meatn3

      I find food lion stores or in the Triad the farmers market by the airport have the widest variety and the lowest prices. The new extra hot is almost too hot

      1. re: quazi

        I was going to suggest Foodlion in the Triangle area as well, they're always a good source for sausage, Southern style cured meats, and offal/odd cuts of meat. Many times Foodlion has more local/regional products than the "nicer" stores in town.

        1. re: mpjmph

          Ditto to all of this, especially the loca/regional stuff. Especially if I need local/regional condiments/marinades like Scott's or Dale's.

    2. I always bring home a package or 2 or 3. Both spicy and regular.

      1. Neese's makes the best liver pudding, too! ;)

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        1. re: arbyunc


          My favorite stop at the State Fair!

          1. re: rockycat

            +2. Neese's Liver Puddin' is the best.

            1. re: Sue in Mt P

              +3, and Sue it is very good on a bagel.

        2. It's nice to look at their package and only see ingredients like pork, salt, spices and nothing that I can't pronounce. Sadly, it's a rarity outside of a farmers markets.

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          1. re: bbqme

            A few years ago when I was in the food brokerage business, I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Neese at a Food Lion food show. He seemed like a nice, down-to-earth guy. I'm glad his company and products are so well thought of.

            1. re: bbqme

              That's something I was struck by as well when I saw the wrapper. I'm sorry I had no more space in my luggage to bring some home with me.

              1. re: Melanie Wong

                Melanie, I was curious so I checked Neese's web site:

                It says they sell online (see the bottom of the page under the "About Neese's" tab). But it looks like it's not functional yet--there's a "Country Store" link on the "Our Products" page, but it says "coming soon". So if you check back later it may be working. Or better yet, just email them. I'm sure they'd gladly ship you some. By the way, I was reminded by their website that they sell C-loaf as well. You don't often see it in the grocery stores--probably for good reason, as the "C" stands for chitlins. Getcha some! :)

                1. re: arbyunc

                  The first rule of chitlin loaf is you don't talk about chitlin loaf!

                  1. re: Naco

                    Oops, I let the secret out! But I haven't mentioned a thing about head cheese or souse meat, so we still have that. :)