The "Sell By" date is used to ensure that our products have been sold and consumed by the date stamped on the package to ensure maximum freshness. It can be found on the packaging film on all items except Braunschweiger and Ring Bologna where the code is stamped on the label. If our items have been stored and handled properly, the product is usually good for a week beyond the code. It is best to use common sense when evaluating the freshness of the product.
For cooked sausage items such as Hot Dogs, Ring Bologna, Pre-Cooked Brats, Linked Sausage etc. we recommend that once the original package is opened the product is used within 4-5 days. It is best that the remaining sausage you wish to store is put in an air tight bag or container.
For Summer Sausage, the product may last another 30 days in your refrigerator as long as it within its original code/sell by date.
Again, use common sense when using the sausage to make sure that the product is in a fresh state. If an item appears spoiled it is best to discard the remaining sausage.
Yes, all of our products may be frozen. It is best to freeze the sausage in its original package. You can freeze our items for 1-2 months without affecting the flavor and quality of the sausage. Sausage frozen for more than 2 months will gradually undergo a loss of flavor and quality. If the original package has been opened please make sure the sausage is wrapped tightly to avoid freezer burn and the product from drying out.
Yes, all of our items are fully cooked and are ready to eat. Naturally, some items such as our Home Game Brats are best when grilled, browned and fully heated through. Those that are traditionally served hot should be heated all the way through to enjoy maximum flavor.
Braunschweiger and Summer Sausage can be sliced and served as is. It is best to keep these items cold until ready to serve.
Always follow the proper storage procedures listed on the product label (Keep Refrigerated, Refrigerate after Opening).
At this point we have to disappoint our displaced Cher-Make fans as we are not set up to conduct e-commerce cost effectively. If you have an interest in ordering our products please let us know as we will be reevaluating this program periodically. Those who wish to know where you can purchase our Authentic Cher-Make Sausage products in Wisconsin please visit the "Store Locater" section of our site.
Yes all of our items are gluten free. We do have Monosodium Glutamate in a number of items that we sell. The MSG that we utilize is not made from wheat or gluten derivatives, but is made from raw sugar or corn. MSG is added to enhance the natural spices that we use in the following sausage offerings.