In the region of Weiz – St. Ruprecht a few very special regional specialities stand out from the rest. Why not try some of the delicious local delicacies from Feiertag Quality Butchers or enjoy the products produced by the Weiz sheep farmers (Weizer Schafbauern), or how about tasting some of Steirerkraft’s pumpkin seed specialities or you can even find out more about soy bean seminar cuisine in Weiz.
All these regional products – and a whole lot more – are celebrated at the annual “Mulbratl” (smoked ham) festival in Weiz – so why not come along and try them? You’re welcome to come and join in with the tasting!
The word ‘Mulbratl’ (literally brittle roast) refers to a form of smoked ham.
A loin of pork is traditionally pickled in local spices and natural salts for 3 weeks and then cold smoked over beechwood. The natural climate of the Weiz mountains with its cool Alpine air completes the maturing process. The meat tastes best cut thin and served with grated horseradish.
You can obtain Mulbratl from the Feiertag quality butchers.
Sheep’s cheese is usually a soft cheese, made from sheep’s milk. It differs from cheese made from cow’s milk in particular due to its strong smell and flavour (like goat’s cheese).
You can obtain sheep’s cheese and other sheep-based products from the ‘Weizer Schafbauer’ farmers’ association.
Pumpkin seeds are the seeds found within pumpkins. They are dried and can be eaten in various different forms. They are used in cooking in breads as well as being a great snack – whether natural, roasted, salted or coated in orange, vanilla or chocolate.
You can obtain pumpkin seeds from the Steirerkraft company and at the Service Centre for Tourism and City Marketing in Weiz.
Pumpkin seed oil
Pumpkin seed oil is a regional speciality of Styria and is made from the roasted seeds of a local variety of garden pumpkin – the Styrian oil pumpkin. The plant oil is ideal as a salad oil as well as being used in hot and cold starters, mains and desserts. Try a Styrian egg dish, sour sausage/aspic, scarlet runner beans, various salads and vanilla ice cream – all with pumpkin seed oil.
You can obtain pumpkin seed oil from the Steirerkraft company.
Weiz apple truffles are made from high quality ingredients with a great deal of care and skill. Only specially tested and selected raw materials are used and carefully processed. This ensures that only the very best top quality truffles are made by the Schwindhackl company.
The idea was based on a demand for a typical, regional sweet gift. And so Heinz Schwindhackl came up with a sweet with an apple-flavoured filling. After much testing and tasting, the very popular apple truffle found today was born. You can obtain other truffles with different flavours as well as the famous apple truffle from the Schwindhackl bakers/confectioners.
You can obtain the delicious apple truffles from the Schwindhackl confectioners.