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Landjaeger, made in the Kootenays!

Landjaeger, or Landjäger,  is a semi dried sausage that keeps well without refrigeration. It is a perfect snack food for hiking and historically was carried by soldiers.

The taste is similar to dried salami, and it can also be cooked or added to meals.

At Gwinner’s, we make our Landjaeger with beef, pork with lard, red wine and spices. Before they are smoked and dried we press them into a rectangular shape.

Landjaeger is traditionally made in Southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Alsace.  The French name is “gendarme”.