Sausage is made from ground pork or beef with spices in cylindrical shape. Most sausages are wrapped in an edible membrane in order to keep their shape.
In olden times, sausages were made during the Christmas period. On Christmas Eve or day, swine were slaughtered and stripped of their meat, which was then cooked for the holiday table. The leftover meat was kept in salt and used to make sausage, which was preserved to be consumed until Lent.