Landjäger (spicy smoked sausage) and other raw sausages
Apart from Landjäger (spicy smoked sausage) and salami, tea sausage spread or Mettwurst sausages also fall under the category of raw sausages. Within this product segment one distinguishes between so-called firm and spreadable raw sausages. All of these are manufactured from raw beef or pork, full-bodied bacon, salt and seasoning. The meat and bacon are minced in a cutter (cutting basin with rotating blades) until the right mincing degree has been attained. Then salt and other seasoning is added, after which the sausage meat can be filled into a sausage casing. The casings have to be permeable to water and steam as well as being elastic, since the sausages lose water and shrink in the course of the maturing. Some sorts of raw sausage are sold directly subsequent to the maturing, whilst others still continue drying in the smokehouse and thus gain their distinctive smoky aroma.