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Where can I buy haggis in Switzerland?

Now that we've polished off the two that a friend brought me from his Christmas trip to Scotland, and have discovered how wonderful they are (first time we've had it), we'd like some more.

So, where do we get it?

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Re: Where can I buy haggis in Switzerland?

Haggis are not native to CH so you can not hunt the wild haggis and the ones you get are farm reared.
When I still had a kitchen I made them myself and asked a butcher to fill the stuffing into a Bratwurst skin and it worked very, very well.
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Old 05.02.2012, 20:15
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Haggis are not native to CH so you can not hunt the wild haggis and the ones you get are farm reared.
When I still had a kitchen I made them myself and asked a butcher to fill the stuffing into a Bratwurst skin and it worked very, very well.
Actually, I have though of that, as last year I had a pluck from a baby lamb (not sheep), so thought of doing a small one, but as I had never actually had it, I didn't know what I was trying for, I decided not to.

Got a good recipe?

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Re: Where can I buy haggis in Switzerland?

I used one I found one on the internet, I must admit it was a fun thing to make, getting all the ingredients then used a meat wolf to get it right. The look on the butchers face was priceless.
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Re: Where can I buy haggis in Switzerland?

Resurrecting this thread because this lunchtime my eldest son started asking about different countries' national holidays and we got stuck on Burns Night and the inevitable haggis.

So where do I procure one? Not necessarily needed for 25 January so mail order ok but would it survive the posting??
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Re: Where can I buy haggis in Switzerland?

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Resurrecting this thread because this lunchtime my eldest son started asking about different countries' national holidays and we got stuck on Burns Night and the inevitable haggis.

So where do I procure one? Not necessarily needed for 25 January so mail order ok but would it survive the posting??

Mail order, or walk in, if you find yourself in Geneva:

http://www.myexpatshop.com/switzerland/haggis/

or from source, but probably more pennies:

http://www.scottish-haggis.net/mailorderhaggis.html
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Mail order, or walk in, if you find yourself in Geneva:

http://www.myexpatshop.com/switzerland/haggis/

or from source, but probably more pennies:

http://www.scottish-haggis.net/mailorderhaggis.html
Thank you .. have a AG so could be a pleasant day out ...
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Thank you .. have a AG so could be a pleasant day out ...
If you click on one of the sizes from the first link, it confusingly says it's available for delivery despite showing as out of stock, so I would call first, before making a special journey.
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Mail order, or walk in, if you find yourself in Geneva:

http://www.myexpatshop.com/switzerland/haggis/

or from source, but probably more pennies:

http://www.scottish-haggis.net/mailorderhaggis.html
I've bought from myexpatshop quite a few times, including the haggis.. They are 200m from my office

Haggis was from a good butcher in Edinburgh and hit the spot at our burns night party last year. We cooked a couple of of haggis and also a steak pie in case the foreigners (locals and non scottish) didn't like haggis.. But nope haggis was devoured and we were left with spare steak pie.
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Re: Where can I buy haggis in Switzerland?

Thank you for recommendation - they are showing out of stock at the moment so I have emailed them Now my son has sewn the idea in my mind, I cannot stop thinking about it - and I even know where to source my neeps too.
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If you click on one of the sizes from the first link, it confusingly says it's available for delivery despite showing as out of stock, so I would call first, before making a special journey.
To add to that .. Always best to give them a buzz first if you are travelling any distance to myexpatshop, they are not a shop as such, more of a little warehouse that you can browse. Shelfs stacked high! They are sometimes out on deliveries or through back making up orders.

Plus it's not the most obvious place to find! But they are really nice people, give em a try.
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To add to that .. Always best to give them a buzz first if you are travelling any distance to myexpatshop, they are not a shop as such, more of a little warehouse that you can browse. Shelfs stacked high! They are sometimes out on deliveries or through back making up orders.

Plus it's not the most obvious place to find! But they are really nice people, give em a try.
Oh yes, thanks for the warning - it goes without saying really but reading some people on this site, perhaps not . Sounds like a treasure trove. I might need to page you John H to get me out before I come over all strange.
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Re: Where can I buy haggis in Switzerland?

Jim's British market will also be stocking haggis in time for Burn's night.





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Date: 5 January 2015 13:12:36 CET
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Ø Hope you all had a great Christmas and a good start to the New Year. We are open for business again and looking forward to welcoming you back in the shop soon.

Ø The first delivery of the New Year has just arrived but does not include chilled items. Fresh sausages, bacon, cheese, etc. will arrive on Friday 9th January together with fresh bread and crumpets.

Ø We are also expecting a consignment of frozen Haggis in packs of 454g in good time for Burns’ Night. You can reserve your Haggis by responding to this email!

Ø The remaining Christmas items are on sale at 50% including Crackers. The sale will last until 31st January.

Ø All the best to you all for a healthy, happy 2015!

Ø See you soon, Jim



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Oh yes, thanks for the warning - it goes without saying really but reading some people on this site, perhaps not . Sounds like a treasure trove. I might need to page you John H to get me out before I come over all strange.
Oh you do come over all strange, it's an aladdin's cave of stuff you forgot about years ago. I walk around pointing at stuff going woow oooh .. Curly Wurly!

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Re: Where can I buy haggis in Switzerland?

You all know what's in it, don't you ? For anyone who is desperate to eat sawdust and offal, there is always Mc Xxxxxx (not Pherson or Tavish)
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Re: Where can I buy haggis in Switzerland?

Ordered from myexpat shop.

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Well, looking into it via wikipedia I must say it does look "speziell", as the Swiss like to say.
Do they serve it in restaurants in Scotland?

But I'll wager that with a bit of Béchamel-Sauce, some Italian spices and cheese on top, the average Swiss couldn't tell the difference between a haggis and a Prix-Garantie Lasagne
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Well, looking into it via wikipedia I must say it does look "speziell", as the Swiss like to say.
Do they serve it in restaurants in Scotland?

But I'll wager that with a bit of Béchamel-Sauce, some Italian spices and cheese on top, the average Swiss couldn't tell the difference between a haggis and a Prix-Garantie Lasagne
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Yes of course.. Thooosands of restos, even deep fried in batter in the fish and chip shop.

It is indeed special.. But think of it a bit like a sausage.. There are many many different qualities available. From stuff in a tin that last for years to expensive fresh stuff from the butcher, wrapped in plastic or wrapped in a fresh sheep stomach.

My expert observation is that the really cheap stuff has very little lungs/heart/liver/esophagus etc.. So it's maybe a little more easy for the novice to enjoy.
Go up the price levels to high quality hand made butcher stuff, you can more appreciate the taste of windpipe

MacSween is a popular supermarket brand, start there, they even make a vegetarian version which is lovely :-/
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Re: Where can I buy haggis in Switzerland?

If nothing else you can buy Andouillettes and reform them with a bit of extra oats. They are more or less made of the same bits and are rather tasty as they are.
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Re: Where can I buy haggis in Switzerland?

None of the shops above stock the proper stuff (Macsween's!) anyone any ideas on where to get some of that?
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