Welcome to the Region’s Best Selling Craft Sausage
We are local Cincinnati sausage makers who happen to believe deeply that we can, will, and must produce the absolute finest sausages possible, each and every day. It is our desire and mission to share this passion, this appreciation, this love and knowledge of great food, exemplified in the delicious sausage we craft.
Iconic Bratwurst, Hickory Wood Smoked Sausages, and Old Fashioned Deli Meats are expressed through old world processes, techniques, and authentic recipes.
We make food that matters. Food that connects. Real food for real people. Made right here in Cincinnati’s original Porkopolis district, since 1965.
Every Queen City sausage is a sensory exploration and experience. Fire. Smoke. Intense flavor. Unity.
Grilling, campfires, skillets, and stoves are primal. They bring us together to share and celebrate food, family and friends.
What Makes Queen City Sausages Different?
Elmer Hensler created Queen City Sausage over 50 years ago to take a stand against inferior sausages and preserve old world recipes, techniques and processes. Elmer’s favorite phrase is “Never cheapen your products.” We live by these words every day. We are incredibly proud of the premium sausages we make and the high standards Elmer set.
From these standards and high aspirations our Prime Directives were established. We call these directives our 7 Pillars. The 7 Pillars define Queen City Sausage, guide us, and set us apart from others.
Our 7 Pillars are our Standards and Promises!
Did You Know?
7 Earned and Proven Sausage Grill Tips
One of the best things about working for a local iconic sausage maker is that we get to taste the great sausages we make daily. We especially look forward to taste testing new products like our new Wicked hot sausage line.
In recent years, I estimate that we have grilled over a quarter million brats, metts, and Goetta Sliders at huge events such as the Heart Mini Marathon, Flying Pig, Komen Race for the Cure, and many more. Along the way, we have developed our top 7 Grill Tips and will gladly share with you.
Tip #1—Build the Anticipation:
Why? Announcing the grill menu to guests builds excitement and engagement.
Additionally send out flavor signals from the very beginning by sautéing onions and peppers in Italian dressing. Add a dash or 2 of Worcestershire sauce. Yes, Worcestershire sauce. Liquid magic! The onions and peppers become toppings at the end.
Director of Marketing
Queen City Sausage Company
Cincinnati, Ohio 45214