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saucisse de Morteau

smoked sausage

Jesus de Morteau (saucisse de Morteau)

A smoked pork sausage available all across France, saucisse de Morteau is from the Haut-Daubs in Franche-Comté and often finds its way into choucroute garnie and bean dishes.

Ferme comtoise

The sausages are smoked in a special tall buildings called tuyés (several in the area are open for visits). These allow for very slow smoking, especially important when making the large version, the Jésus de Morteau (or Jésu de Morteau), so named because it’s often served at Christmas... and can weigh up to a kilo. Both kinds are designated IGP and Label Rouge.

Surprisingly, it’s not the only sausage named after Jesus— see the saucisson Jésus de Lyon.

AOPs and some others


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Text © Dana Facaros

Images by Arnaud 25