Location: 2056 S. Highway 19, Swiss, Missouri
Hours: The store is open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm (closed Sundays from Christmas to Easter).
History: Bill and Margie Sloan took over operations of Swiss Meat & Sausage Co., then a small country store, in 1965. They soon added a processing facility and walk-in cooler, and continued to expand retail offerings. Over the years, Swiss became famous for producing sausages and link bratwurst; today the company sells 62 flavors of beef, pork, bison and chicken bratwurst in flavors like chicken-lemon pepper and bacon-Cheddar-potato. You can purchase those items, plus smoked ham, bacon, deli meats, jerky and more, from the store in Swiss, Missouri, or through the company’s website.
★ Must-Try: The Swiss-style bratwurst has been a perennial best-seller since the 1960s. Or you can sidle up to the store's lunch counter for specials such as pork chops served with baked beans and German potato salad. (Photo by Curt Dennison)
Swiss Meat & Sausage Co., 2056 S. Highway 19, Swiss, Missouri, swissmeats.com