A family-run butchery renowned for regional specialties
Winterhalter is a proud family business now in its 10th generation, with Sebastian Winterhalter taking the reins in 2018. The company works closely with local farmers, slaughters its own products and relies on high-quality regional ingredients and absolute freshness, which is checked daily by specialist staff. All products are produced in-house, from slaughtering to the ready-to-sell product, and are sold at Winterhalter’s 10 sales outlets situated within a 30 km (19 mi) radius of the parent company in Elzach,
Winterhalter butchery is known for its extensive range of specialties including cured sausage and ham specialties such as traditional Black Forest ham and air-dried Elztal ham. In addition, the range includes numerous cooked ham products, boiled and cooked sausages in all variations, as well as a wide variety of other delicacies such as cranberry liver pâté.
This wide range is supported by Winterhalter’s customer base, which is mainly made up of quality-conscious end consumers. These shoppers visit the traditional specialist butcher stores specifically to purchase the first-class, regionally produced meat and sausage products on offer.
A successful longstanding partnership
For generations, Winterhalter has relied on skinners, portion cutters and flake ice machines from MAJA. Since 2018, MAJA-Maschinenfabrik has been part of Marel.
In Winterhalter’s production, for example, one can find a MAJA RVH 800 Flake Ice Machine, whose ice is used in scalded sausage production to cool the sausage meat during the cutter process. “Our MAJA flake ice machine is very stable and reliable. The hygiene of the machine is also outstanding,” says Sebastian, praising the system.