Green County 2022 Guide


Beef and pork, plus salt, sugar and spice. That was the basic recipe for landjaeger back in the day, originating from old world butcher shops in Switzerland and Germany. Umami? You bet. Seasoned, blended, molded, fermented, smoked and dried. That’s the process for landjaeger, a snack food ideal for hunters and hikers since no refrigeration is needed. Today’s landjaeger makers rely on those same basic principles – with proprietary spice blends usually involving some or all of these: caraway, coriander, black pepper, allspice, celery seed, garlic, cumin, nutmeg, salt. Recipes also vary by coarseness of grind, proportions of beef to pork, fat content, and smoke time.

It is highly recommended to pair the eating of landjaeger with the reading of this book. You might see landjaeger on display in the traditional chalet-style huts at taverns and markets and convenience stores throughout the area. Get your copy of the book at Green County locations like Hoesly’s Meats or Puempel’s Olde Tavern in New Glarus, or at the Cheese Days Store, located in the lower level of the Historic Green County Courthouse in downtown Monroe (hours vary – Go to to purchase the book

"A Perfect Pair" online. And guess what? While you're there, click on "Smoked Sausages" to order up a variety pack of landjaegger. Remove them from the vacuum seal package and let them

Self-proclaimed “meat geek” Jesse Brookstein’s childhood memories of eating landjaeger while on family vacations inspired him to write a book about Green County’s most popular meat snack. “A Perfect Pair: The History of Landjaeger in Green County, Wisconsin” offers a peek into the past with meat lockers, butchers, taverns and markets all contributing to the lore and lure of the humble but tasty landjaeger.

In addition to meeting local makers of landjaeger, Brookstein’s book tells why landjaeger comes in pairs and what makes it shelf stable. He also offers insights from UW-Madison Professor & Extension Meat Specialist, Jeff Sindelar, PhD. And did you know that Wisconsin has a Meat Industry Hall of Fame?

air out a bit to develop that smoky flavor. We recommend munching while you read.

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