The “OLMA-Bratwurst” is the “Weisswurst” (Bavarian White Sausage) of Switzerland.
The first time a recipe was documented in the year 1438 and since then fundamental ingredients have never changed.
In Switzerland approximately 40 butcher shops are allowed to produce this specialty, which is produced in four main variations:
– “St. Galler Bratwurst”: The classic version
– “St. Galler Kalbsbratwurst”: Must have a veal content of at least 50%
– “St. Galler OLMA-Bratwurst”: In the autumn, the city of St. Gallen hosts a large agricultural trade fair known as OLMA. Held for the first time in 1943, OLMA stands for the Ostschweizerische Land- und Milchwirtschaftliche Ausstellung (East Switzerland Agricultural and Dairy Exhibition). During this fair, one of the most popular food items is the OLMA Bratwurst
– “St. Galler Kinderfest-Bratwurst”: The Kinderfest-Bratwurst (Children Festival Bratwurst) has the largest size. You’ll find this special bratwurst during the St. Galler Kinderfest, which takes place every three years
We at Alpütte produce the “OLMA” version. It has a white color and we follow the Swiss regulation by adding only the following ingredients: Salt, white pepper and mace. Other ingredients, such as onion, lemon, cardamom, coriander, celery and ginger are allowed, but not mandatory.
Our Bratwurst is fully cooked but it needs to be fried in the pan, or grilled over charcoal before you eat it.