Westphalia is a region that is home to numerous culinary specialities. The Westphalian Five - Schinken (ham), Mettwurst (soft smoked sausage), Pumpernickel (a dark rye bread), Stuten (a sweet white bread) and Korn (corn schnapps) - stand for traditional products that still exist today. Whether by bike, horse, car or Shank's pony, there are countless opportunities for visitors to experience the diversity of the region during a trip through Westphalia, the Land of Ham, and enjoy its culinary pleasures. The Schutzgemeinschaft Westfälische Schinken- und Wurstspezialitäten e. V. warmly invites you to do this.

Westphalia, the Land of Ham
Welcome to Westphalia, the Land of Ham
and Germany's traditional gourmet region.

Our seal for regional hand-made produce

Buying ham and sausages is more than ever a matter of trust. This seal now offers you security. The original Westphalian ham and sausage specialities of our member companies can be recognised at first glance by this sign. The seal was developed by the association protecting the interests of ham and sausage speciality producers in the region of Westphalia, Schutzgemeinschaft Westfälische Schinken- und Wurstspezialitäten e. V.. It guarantees a consistently traditional, hand-made delicacy and denotes that we are helping to preserve regional, original and natural products.

Westphalia, Land of Ham