My Version of Swiss Wurstsalat *Sausage & Cheese Salad*

Swiss food is highly influenced by neighboring regions such as Italy, France and Germany but also features specific ‘Swiss’ dishes. Swiss food is usually comprised of plain ingredients such as potatoes and cheese as Switzerland was historically a farmers country.

A typical Wurstsalat which literally translates to Sausage & Cheese Salad is extremely popular in the German parts of Switzerland and is my favourite Swiss Dish. Very easy to make and brings great enjoyment if paired with freshly baked bread and a cold mug of beer.


Schweizer Wurstsalat

  • 3 Cervelat sausages or; pork sausages if you can’t find ‘Cervelat’ at your local butchery.
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced
  • 200 grams Emmental Cheese
  • Generous squeeze of mustard -aprox 40 grams
  • Generous squeeze of mayonnaise -aprox 40 grams
  • Assorted salad leaves (any to your liking)
  • 5 pickles, sliced
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice
  • Salt & Pepper

Step 1
Slice the onion, cheese, sausage and pickles. Wash and dry the salad leaves.


Step 2
Prepare the dressing. Generously squeeze mustard and mayonnaise into a mixing bowl and add the lemon juice, milk and salt and pepper to taste.



Step 3
Combine the salad ingredients and the salad leaves with the dressing, toss and enjoy!


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