Gendarmes (French for policemen) or Landjäger (German for country police) is a semi dried sausage traditionally made in Switzerland. It is popular as a snack food during activities such as hiking. It also has a history as soldier’s food because it keeps without refrigeration and comes in single-meal portions.
These Gendarmes were made in Victoria by one of the last remaining authentic Swiss butchers, Walma’s. They are handmade with a combination of beef meat and pork fat as well as caraway seeds in order to get the authentic, Swiss taste.
This product is a limited edition in our shop – so grab it while it’s here.
The Gendarmes are sold in pairs.
All gendarmes will come in vacuum bags with a best before date of currently 27 January 2021.
Tip: The gendarmes will come in cry vac bags for ease of use and shelf life. With that they keep fairly soft. However, if you – like us – enjoy them a bit harder, simply take them out of the bags and leave them uncovered in the fridge for 2 to 3 days or until they show the desired consistency. Then put them back in a bag or plastic tub.
How the cheese gets to you
All Alpine Express cheese are shipped in environmentally friendlier, insulated cardboard boxes. The cheese is bolstered with recycled packing paper & kept cold with food grade ice gel pack(s). It is shipped the fastest possible service, usually Australia Post Express. See Australia Post's Express Delivery Estimator (origin is 'Brisbane Metro'). From time to time we may choose a different shipping provider depending on speed of service, costs and other factors.
Unless noted otherwise, all cheese boxes are sent on Mondays with an order cut-off time at 9am (Sydney time) that day. You will get a tracking number to follow your parcel's progress.