Kabanos (plural: kabanosy) is a Polish long thin dry sausage made of pork or kosherturkey. They are smoky in flavour, and can be soft or very dry in texture depending on freshness. Typically they are quite long, 60 cm (24 in) but very thin, with a diameter of around 1 cm (0.39 in), and folded in two, giving them a characteristic appearance. The name comes from "kaban", a term in Eastern Poland for a young male pig fattened with potatoes. Their staging process, and the resulting exceptional taste and aroma are the features which set kabanosy apart from other sausages.
Kabanosy are often seasoned only with pepper. Unlike other meats, these sausages are typically eaten alone as an appetiser and, except when kosher, often served with cheese. They are also commonly used as hiking food because they do not spoil as quickly as many other sausages and are of a convenient size and shape to eat while walking.