The American Association of Meat Processors Cured Meat Competition awarded its Grand Champion trophy to Hermann Wurst Haus for its German-style bologna last week. The shootout took place in central Kentucky where the appellation ‘bologna’ sure raised some eyebrows. Lexington is deep in boloney country.
Bootleg charcuterie has always been a thing in the US where the government regulates all forms of meat processing. The Cleveland Scene lays out what it takes to go completely legal. It’s not cheap.