Midwest Living Review
Some may think of Oscar Meyer when the word "bologna" comes up, but that isn't the case in Ohio's Amish Country. Here, the Troyer family's Trail bologna is a classic, dating back to 1912 when Michael Troyer concocted the original recipe by combining beef with spices, then smoking it over a hardwood fire. Today, his descendants still make the original Trail bologna (the recipe is a family secret), plus they've added some new bologna varieties, such as turkey, cheddar cheese and hot-pepper cheese. If you didn't know about Troyner's, you probably wouldn't stop at this old yellow-brick building with a nondescript storefront and a hitching rail out front. When you order a sandwich from the vintage lunch counter, expect a simple slab of bologna with a slice of Swiss cheese on a bun, served on waxed paper. The sandwich won't win an award for presentation, but once you take a bite, you're hooked. The factory ships the bologna to restaurants and specialty stores around Ohio, but it always seems to taste better at the store.