Hermann Wurst Haus Peppered Sweet Bologna

The bologna pairs especially well with Norton.

Wondering what to pair with that bottle of Stone Hill Winery or Hermannhoff Vineyards Norton you just bought in scenic Hermann, Missouri? Hermann Wurst Haus, just off the banks of the Missouri River, believes it has the answer: peppered sweet bologna.

The savory treat is stuffed into a cloth casing that’s coated with black pepper – when the cloth casing is removed, the pepper coating remains – and then smoked for five hours before it’s packaged for sale. The bologna is described as “a little bit of sweet, a little bit of heat and a whole lot of goodness,” and complements full-bodied sweet red wines and semisweet whites.

Pair the bologna with other local meats, cheese and crackers for an indulgent charcuterie board worthy of at-home happy hour.

Hermann Wurst Haus, 234 E. First St., Hermann, Missouri, 573.486.2266, hermannwursthaus.com