Ahle Wurst

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Ahle Wurst

The Ahle Wurst (or Aahle Worscht), is a hard pork sausage made in northern Hesse, Germany.[1] Its name is a dialectal form of alte Wurst – "old sausage".

Ahle sausage is a sausage made of pork meat and bacon. Seasoned only with salt and pepper, there are regional differences and some add nutmeg, cloves, pepper, sugar, garlic, cumin and rum or brandy. In traditional manufacturing only heavy pigs are processed and quality cuts of meat produced. The slow maturation at relatively high humidity is the distinguishing mark of the sausage. The sausage can be smoked or made air-dried.[2]

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  1. ^ Projektteam der 16. Witzenhäuser Konferenz 2008 (2009). Abenteuer Nahrung - weißt Du was Du isst?. Dokumentationsband 16. Witzenhäuser Konferenz 02. bis 06. Dezember 2008. kassel university press GmbH. p. 112. ISBN 978-3-89958-682-4. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  2. ^ Heinrich Keim: Nordhessische Ahle Worscht. Eine Wurst mit Kultstatus. Wartberg Verlag, Gudensberg-Gleichen 2005, ISBN 3-8313-1595-7