Go into most southern kitchens, the most important cooking pan will be a large cast iron skillet. The Lodge family opened their first foundry in 1896 and began producing Lodge Cast Iron cookware. Over the years, the company has created a legacy of quality that has thrived through two World Wars and the Great Depression, and is still carried on by the family today. Product lines continue to evolve, providing cooking enthusiasts cookware that is handed down generation to generation as treasured family heirlooms. Lodge’s dedication to quality, technology, and employees has helped the company flourish over 100 years.
While, Lodge products can be purchased across the world and online, a visit to tiny Pittsburg, TN will bring you to the foundry flagship store. The flagship store is located adjacent to the factory and provides visitors not only a place to purchase Lodge cookware, but a story of family heritage. On the last weekend of April each year, the town of South Ptitsburg town hosts a celebration of cornbread, often considered the cornerstone of southern cuisine.