A slightly dry sausage of pork and/or beef combined with a mixture of spices, most notably coriander. It is a member of the cervelat family of sausages and does not need to be cooked or refrigerated, thus the reason for the name in referencing the ability to store the sausage without being cooled. Summer sausage, also known as thuringer, is usually served as an appetizer or as sandwich meat.
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There are many different types sausage available. They are made from fresh ground pork, seasonings, fat, preservatives, and fillers, such as breadcrumbs, rice, cereal, soybean flour, and dried milk solids.