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Jun 30, 2009 04:32 PM

Looking for "Weisswurst" (Veissvurst??)

I don't even know if that is the correct name (as for the spelling!!). It's a white sausage about the size of Piller's Knockwurst, very mild tasting and I used to call it an "octoberfest sausage' but have been told that it isn't....We tried St.Lawrence Market (many shops) and couldn't find it or anything that was white & what is it? and where can I find it??

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  1. Whitehouse Meats used to carry it, and it was pretty good. Not sure how authentic, but the kind you re-heated, peeled and ate with a bit of mustard, if that's what you're after.

    I'm pretty sure i've seen a version from Brandt.

    Let me think some more.

    1. Reithers on Church Street has the best.

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      1. Denningers and Brandt make good weisswurst. Brandt's is closer. It's on the Toronto Mississauga border

        Weisswurst is a Bavarian specialty. Fresh veal sausage that you eat soon after it's made.

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        1. re: mikeb

          Thank you so much 'mikeb'......I will check out both of these places, probably Brandt first! Most of all thanks for enlightening me about the 'veal'...I thought that veal was indeed the filling but wasn't sure . A big surprize for me, my husband brought some 'weisswurst' home from the Byward (?) Market in Montreal where he actually took time out from the Reggae Festival to go to the Market. He also brought home a 'tarte au sucre' and maple fudge!!! What a guy!

          1. re: pearlD

            Byward Market is in're thinking Atwater probably (sounds more similar than Jean Talon).

            1. re: grandgourmand

              Totally right 'grandgourmand'! It was "Atwater Market"! I'm thinking Byward because we'll be going to Wakefield (P.Q.) for a weekend in August and one of our stops for certain is always the Byward Market in Ottawa, followed by La Confisserie in Wakefield for my Maple Fudge fix!!!

            2. re: pearlD

              Brandt wurst is very tough to beat--hyper-fresh from their plant next door. Great selection of German-style cold cuts and cured/smoked meats along with a good range of packaged/canned foods, too. Try their lunch counter for your monthly dose of HDL heaven.

              1. re: Kagemusha

                FYI...the Brandt Weisswurst is all pork. I saw a pack at the store the other day and checked the ingredients. Not sure if the stuff sold at the plant is any different.

                It's probably very tasty, but the original version is veal, as someone mentioned above.

                1. re: grandgourmand

                  Try the factory store. Their supermarket product range is a fraction of what they make and sell at the plant.

                  1. re: Kagemusha

                    I'm gonna make it up there at some point...the thing is, I enjoy making my own sausage, so it's tough to go out of my way for sausage. But hey, can't have too much of the stuff.

            3. El Gaucho, in the north St Lawrence Market (Saturdays only) carries a nice weisswurst. Get there fairly early, as it's often sold out by noon,

              They also have a nice veal sausage with spinach that's much like weisswurst.

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              1. re: Ted Richards

                I THINK Gaucho's Liberty Village location should be open by now as well. They were supposed to be open in June but I haven't had a chance to get out there yet.
                You could try to call them up and see but this is the only number i could find
                phone: (905) 689-0950

              2. The Cheese Boutique near the Queensway and the South Kingsway almost always has fresh in house made Weisswurst.

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                1. re: salumifan

                  Holy Cow! Thanks for all the will take me a bit to get through them...We're also going to St. Jacobs Mkt. next week where I'll also have a look....