Rarely have I been able to find out so little about a product that I really wanted to share with you – I’m that excited about it. “Lombardi’s” is apparently a small/boutique/artisan sausage maker out of Chicago, which may or may not be owned by a small packer named Roma.
I have to say “may be owned” because I can’t find a reference to that one way or another, but I was able to determine that Lombardi’s is made in the small Roma plant. (Pictured below).
Various business sites list Roma has having sales of less than $750,000 annually, and between 5-10 employees. That’s a labor of love.
Speaking of love, I adore this product, Lombardi’s (Hot) Italian Sausage. Check out the ingredient list: Pork, Water, Salt, Sugar, Spices, Paprika. Wow. Fantastic, huh? Well, I think so.
The flavor is terrific, texture is perfect, and the casing makes for a great snap, if you’re having on a bun, whether you cook on the stove top or grill.
I made half the package like that and bunned them with kraut, and the rest I stripped the casings off of and pinched pieces to dot the top of a home made pizza. Superb. Bravo. Really.
But this company is so small, you’ll probably not be able to share my enthusiasm, unless you’re in the Chicago area and spot the sausages in a local supermarket. I found mine at Woodman’s, a regional chain in Wisconsin and Illinois.
I love these babies.
Lombardis Italian Sausage Review