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Super Bowl Party Food: Bring Nolechek's Specialty Bratwurst

Super Bowl Party Food: Bring Nolechek's Specialty Bratwurst

...did you know that Nolechek's specialty Wisconsin bratwurst comes in a wide variety of flavors? We have sixteen (16!) types of specialty bratwurst...and that’s not even including our Traditional Bratwurst, Chicken Bratwurst, or our signature Hickory Smoked Brats.

Here’s an introduction to the Sixteen Nolechek’s Specialty Bratwurst Varieties that we craft at our place in Thorp, Wisconsin:

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Nolechek’s Smoky Slow-Cooker Comfort Food Recipes

Nolechek’s Smoky Slow-Cooker Comfort Food Recipes

There's a lot to love about slow-cooker cooking. If you play your culinary cards right, you can make an entire meal in one simmering pot. That means you can focus on curling up in front of the fire with a good book instead of spending hours in the kitchen. That also means that clean-up is a breeze. Here are three of our favorite simple slow-cooker dinner ideas:
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Nolechek's Smoky Thanksgiving Sidedishes

Smoky Sides for Thanksgiving

What's on the menu besides turkey (or a nice Nolechek’s Hickory Smoked Ham) and stuffing? We put some of our favorite Nolechek's side dishes together to help give you some ideas for new holiday side dish favorites. From creamy Bacon Mashed Potatoes to crisp Wedge Salads and caramelized Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, we have our Top 5 Thanksgiving Side Dish Ideas all picked out for you! 
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Fall Comfort Food: Polish Sausage from Nolechek's Meats

Fall Comfort Food: Polish Sausage from Nolechek's Meats

What's the difference between Polish Sausage and Kielbasa? The answer may surprise you...

...However you grill it, mix things up with a variety of sausage flavors from Nolechek's Meats. For a classic taste, choose from Unsmoked Polish Sausage with Garlic or Hickory Smoked Garlic Polish Sausage. If garlic isn't for you, serve up Nolechek's Plain Polish Sausage. And, for a perfect Wisconsin Polish Sausage bite, pick up some Garlic Polish Sausage with Sauerkraut.
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Meats for Your Sweet: Sweetest Day Gift Ideas

Meats for Your Sweet: Sweetest Day Gift Ideas

Did you know that Sweetest Day dates back nearly 100 years? Since then, it's evolved into a popular holiday for sweethearts, primarily men. That's right! Guys get their special day, too, and Nolechek's is your one stop (meat!) shop for Sweetest Day.
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Food History: Jaternice Sausage

Food History: Jaternice Sausage

Food is one of the strongest, most tangible connections to our past. For people of Czech descent, Jaternice - a traditional Bohemian sausage - can be traced back hundreds of years to their ancestral homeland. This hearty sausage utilizes the whole hog - including parts that are often discarded today - and is a testament to the frugality and practicality of the Czech people. Fortunately for us, Czech immigrants passed down their recipes through the generations, so that we can continue to enjoy this traditional Old World sausage today. 

For some, eating snout-to-tail may sound intimidating. On the contrary, using the whole animal is not only environmentally and economically responsible, it's also delicious! We craft our Jaternice with the highest quality barley, pork cuts, and pork skins. Seasoned with hints of marjoram, sage, onion, and garlic, Nolechek’s Jaternice is a simple and comforting specialty sausage. Squeeze the sausage out of its casing as a hash and top it with an egg for breakfast. Or spread it on crackers as a tasty snack. For a heartier meal, serve baked, broiled, or grilled Jaternice Sausages with sauerkraut, potatoes, and a crusty loaf of good bread on the side. 

Nolechek's Meats Old World Sausages

Finding authentic, Old World sausages can be a challenge. That's why Nolechek's is committed to honoring our Bohemian heritage by crafting traditional products, including Jaternice, Kishka, and Swedish-Style Potato Sausage (OK, not Bohemian but amazing). These are some of our most unique and popular specialty sausage and we ship them across the United States. We also sell these sausages in our store right here in Thorpe, Wisconsin. We invite you to "czech" them out!

P.S. If you want to ask for Jaternice by name, it's pronounced 'ya-ter-neet-sa' - it's fun to say and even better to eat!

Enjoy!

Nolechek’s Meats

 

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Nolechek's Top 5 Grilling Ideas for Labor Day Weekend

Nolechek's Top 5 Grilling Ideas for Labor Day Weekend

Grab everything you need for grilling out this Labor Day Weekend! We've got smoked pork chops, hickory smoked bacon, and loads of specialty bratwurst and weiners for holiday weekend meals. Here are Nolechek's Top 5 Favorites for Labor Day Grilling:
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5 Delicious Bratwurst Buns That You'll Love By Nolechek's

5 Delicious Bratwurst Buns That You'll Love By Nolechek's

What's the second best thing about eating a bratwurst? The bun of course! 

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Getting to Know Nolechek's Very Own Kelly!

Getting to Know Nolechek's Very Own Kelly!

How long have you been a team member at Nolechek’s?

I started as a young boy doing odd jobs and everything and anything that was asked of me because that’s what you do when you work for your parents. I became full-time in 1981 after graduating high school. I went to work in Rochester, MN, at Ye Ole Butcher Shoppe from 1986 until 1991. I returned to Nolechek’s and purchased the business from my parents, with my brother, Bill.

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Grilling With Nolechek’s

Grilling With Nolechek’s

It's time to get sizzling with Nolechek's! Who's ready for some expert level grill tips?
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5 Delicious Steak & Fries Combos By Nolechek's

5 Delicious Steak & Fries Combos By Nolechek's

Feast your eyes for steak and fries! The wonderful thing about fries is that they go well with pretty much anything, especially if it’s alongside some of Nolechek’s famous slabs of beef.
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5 Bratwurst & Wine Pairings By Nolechek’s

5 Bratwurst & Wine Pairings By Nolechek’s

Here are 5 bratwurst and wine combos that will make you want to turn around and proclaim to your filet mignon: do your wurst (ha!)
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