Few foods are more perfect than the sausage. Think about it: meat, fat, and spices all rolled up into a convenient tube, with endless flavor combinations and cooking techniques at the cook’s disposal.

But despite the dizzying array of encased meats on offer, it’s easy to get stuck in the hotdog-bratwurst rut, grilling up the same tired franks year after year. With football season in full swing, we break down ten lesser-known sausages from around the world—bring ’em to your next tailgate and be crowned the parking lot king.

Written by Jamie Feldmar (@jfeldmar)