The region is famous for its charcuterie and specialties of sausages and hams.
Saucisses: Pork products, especially sausages, are available in great variety.
The "Knack", authentic Strasbourg sausage, derives its name from the popping sound it makes when bitten; it combines a subtle mixture of pork and beef, seasoned and smoked and is served with the best choucroutes and hearty meals (potees, cassoulet, lentils).
Other varieties are cervelas, white sausages, ham sausages, beer sausages (marinated in beer and shaped as a pear), liver sausages (a breadspread), pistachio sausages (porc, pistachio and beef tongue), blood sausages or black sausages (tongue, blood and lard).
Others: Smoked cured meats and the famous "presskopf" (pressed-head), the winstubs favorite specialty, served with a vinaigrette.
Try charcuteries with light, refreshing local white wines such as Riesling, Sylvaner or Pinot Gris.
For red wine drinkers light Alsatian Pinot Noir is perfect match for cold cut and red meats, or Beaujolais the king of cold meats without a doubt!