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Saucisse de Montbéliard

essential in a choucroute garnie

Saucisse de Montbéliard

Saucisse de Montbéliard is a dark, smoked sausage usually sold in pairs from Franche-Comté, made with cumin; it often features in choucroute garnie and other dishes—sliced and fried in a salad, with beans or with potatoes.

First described in the 14th century, Montbé (as it is familiarly known), is smaller, packed with more finely ground pork than its close cousin, saucisse de Morteau, and smoked in a similar fashion over fir and spruce sawdust and logs.

Statistics show 64 saucisses de Montbéliard are eaten every minute!

Designated IGP.

AOPs and some others


Grand Est

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Arnaud 25