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Exploring European Culinary Traditions: A Taste of Italy, Germany, and Beyond with Swiss Deli

Let's set off on a culinary journey straight to the heart of Europe. No airport queues, no lost luggage, just the pure pleasure of exploring European gastronomic traditions without leaving your kitchen. Thanks to Swiss Deli's exquisite range of delicacies inspired by European flavours, you can enjoy an authentic taste of the continent anytime you like. From the robust offerings of German cuisine to the vibrant flavours of Italy, Swiss Deli brings the best of Europe to your table.


A Journey through Europe's Gastronomic Heritage

Europe's culinary landscape is a vibrant tapestry woven from centuries of tradition and regional diversity. Food is more than just sustenance in Europe, it's an expression of culture and identity where each region brings its own unique approach to cooking.

Here in New Zealand, Swiss Deli has curated these rich flavours. Offering an array of quality, authentic products inspired by the finest European traditions, eating your way around Europe is now as easy as browsing from the couch!


Italian Influence: Salami and So Much More

Italian cuisine is celebrated worldwide for its freshness, honest simplicity and exceptional flavours. Swiss Deli's Italian salami captures the essence of this culinary tradition. Made using time-honoured recipes and premium ingredients, this salami boasts a perfect balance of savoury and spicy notes. It pairs beautifully with cheese and bread, making it an ideal addition to any charcuterie board or antipasto platter. And, of course, you can't discuss Italian cuisine without mentioning pizza! Italian salami, fresh mozzarella and herbs on a chewy base? Buonissima!


German Inspiration: Bratwurst and Beyond

Germany is known for its hearty and satisfying fare, particularly its sausages. Swiss Deli's Veal Bratwurst is an authentic recipe with a blend of high-quality meats and aromatic spices. Grilled with a side of sauerkraut, the Bratwurst brings the essence of German cuisine to your kitchen. But Bratwursts aren't just Bierhalle (beer hall) fare; they are also delicious sautéed or added to warming winter stews and casseroles.


Exploring Europe

Swiss Deli's European journey extends beyond the borders of Italy and Germany, embracing other delicious regional culinary traditions.

Our pâté is a luxurious addition to any charcuterie board, bringing rustic, savoury flavours to the table while the smoky, spicy taste of our chorizo adds a burst of flavour to paella, casseroles and salads. Of course, we can’t forget our famous cervelas. These sausages pack a punch with their piquant combo of garlic, coriander and nutmeg.


Culinary Pairings and Serving Suggestions

To make the most of your European-inspired culinary adventures, here are a few delicious pairings and serving suggestions:

Charcuterie Boards 

Create a beautiful spread with Swiss Deli's salami, Bratwurst, pâté, and chorizo, paired with assorted cheeses, olives and crackers or bread.

Drink Pairings 

Match the flavours of Italian salami with a full-bodied red wine, like a Nebbiolo, or enjoy Bratwurst with a crisp weissbier (wheat beer) for an authentic experience.

New Flavours in Old Favourites

Experiment with adding Swiss Deli products to your favourite family recipes for a flavour boost and a touch of European flair. Crumble some fried chorizo over a salad. Add some speck to the soup. Or stir a little spicy salami through creamy pasta.


Bringing European Culinary Culture Home

Swiss Deli's products offer a delicious gateway to Europe's culinary traditions. Our commitment to quality, authenticity, and flavour means that each bite transports you to the vibrant streets, markets, bistros, and home kitchens of the continent. But experiencing an authentic taste of Europe is as easy as browsing Online Meats' Swiss Deli range. We'll bring Europe's gastronomic heritage to your door, right here in New Zealand.