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When I was young we used to get this great Dutch sausage from Fleetwood Meats in Vancouver. It was called roquewurst (although the spelling may be way off as I never saw it spelled). Anyway, it came in a ring like a kelbasa. My dad said/joked? that it was made of horse, but I never knew if he was serious.

Now I'm trying to introduce my kids to some of my traditional dutch dishes and since they both love sausages I thought I'd try and find this sausage. I can't seem to find anything online about it. Does anyone know if there are any Dutch butchers, preferably from Friesland that I could contact?

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  1. I believe you're looking for Rookworst.

    I had some while I was traveling in the Netherlands this past summer, but I haven't looked for it in Toronto.

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    1. re: xtal

      Thanks, that might make it easier to find.

      1. re: dutchgirl68

        Good luck. Be sure to post if you manage to find it somewhere.

    2. My in-laws buy a lot of their Dutch goods (the really salty licorice...ewww) at the Holland Store on Weston Rd. (just south of HWY. 401). I know they buy sausage there too and these tasty bitterbollen croquets

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      1. re: Finnegan

        Here's their website.

        http://www.come.to/hollandstore

        Drill down through the meat and cheese and you will find smoked Rookworst there.

        1. re: Finnegan

          I'm not the original poster, but I wanted to thank you for the tip. It turns out they have a website, and stock all manner of Dutch goods.

          http://hollandstore.safeshopper.com/

          1. re: xtal

            Interesting site...especially the smoked horsemeat (but stay away from the salty licorice....ewww)

            1. re: Finnegan

              drops are awesome! I have so many great childhood memories of sneaking my Opa's secret stash of drops, only to be caught black-toothed. Drops and hopjes. ahhh, candy.