Gendarmes (Landjäger) – Swiss Cured Sausages

(2 customer reviews)


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Swiss semi cured sausages made in Melbourne

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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 [tbc].

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 storage container.

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.

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Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg

Beef, pork, pork fat, salt, pepper, carraway, sheep casings

2 reviews for Gendarmes (Landjäger) – Swiss Cured Sausages

  1. Sonya Black (verified owner)

    Hi Tom,

    I felt I must leave a 5 star review for the Landjaeger. I have been meaning to email you since Sunday, but we have been on bushfire high alert where I live. We had to pack up as much as we could ready to evacuate yesterday.

    You’ll be very pleased to know that the Landjaeger made the cut of valuables (along with photos and artwork) and was packed into a cold bag yesterday afternoon and put in the car ready to go at a moment’s notice!! The Swiss sausage had to be saved!!

    I can’t tell you how happy I was to see the Landjaeger when it arrived. It just looked right and it tastes fantastic! Even better than Migros or Coop. I really hope you stock this from time to time. Sincere compliments to the artisan butcher who makes this.

  2. Alec Lennon (verified owner)

    I was so excited to see Landjäger for sale in Australia, that is certainly the first time I have seen that and delivered too!!! I ended up buying 8 packets and I certainly was not disappointing as they are delicious! I will definitely be back on here to buy some more once I have eaten my way through all of these ones, they certainly remind me of the traditional ones I bought in Austria and Switzerland. Awesome work by your butcher. I am hoping they will also start making the venison and horse ones soon too!

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