My name is Frank Giovanni. I am the sales manager for Swiss American Sausage Co. www.sasausage.com
We are a producer of pizza toppings in Northern California.
Thanks for the kind words on our Classic Style Pepperoni. It is my favorite as well....
I have read the responses in this forum and was quite impressed with the knowledge the the writers have researched.
Here's what I know:
Galileo, Gallo (same product) Produced in San Leandro for California
Hormel: Produced in the midwest
La Romanella: A Smart & Final private label. The producer will vary by price bid
Pocino: a producer in So Cal.
Ekrich: is the old Swift product
Swift: Specialty Food Group, midwest.
Volpi: Small manufacturer in the Eastern part of the states, best for eating raw, might burn on pizza.
All these products are fine. It's, like one of the previous comments said, it's to one's taste.
If you are an operating pizzeria, I would be glad to get you a sample.
Out of good faith..... If you are a member of this group and just a plain 'ol pepperoni lover, I can get you a sample if you can help with the overnight shipping. Pepperoni is on me... if you pay shipping. limited quantity of course.
Let me know if I can help. AND!!!! Check out my personal website: www.deltabluesfestival.net/pizza_oven.htm