Free-Range Toulouse Sausages
Our premium Toulouse sausages are hand-made from outdoor-reared Saddleback pork from small family-run farms in Dorset and Wiltshire.
We use natural casings that allow the sausage to breathe, infusing the meat to give a rich, even flavour throughout.
We believe strongly that small-scale farming is better for the farmer, the animal, the local ecology, and for you, producing exceptionally tasting, ethically reared meat that you can trust completely. So, now you know where to buy Toulouse sausages made right here in the UK, it’s time to place your order.
What are Toulouse Sausages: A British Interpretation of a French Classic
A famous export from the south of France, the Toulouse sausage – or Saucisse de Toulouse – as it is known in its native language – is a fresh sausage with a high pork content and generous seasoning. Sometimes sold in traditional sausage shapes and at other times sold in a swirl (much like the British Cumberland sausage), the Toulouse sausage is not only popular on its own but also in combination with hearty French dishes such as stews and, of course, a cassoulet.
While we are fans of the French Toulouse sausage (and French sausages in general) at the Dorset Meat Company, we also believe in the outstanding quality of the meat here in the West Country and, inspired by this traditional product, we’ve created our own. The saddleback pork from our small, family run farms is perfect for use in sausages. By giving our pigs longer to mature, they develop the essential fat that makes for a truly delicious and flavoursome sausage. Even in the richest sauces and most wholesome dishes, you won’t have to worry about our premium Toulouse sausages getting lost.
How to cook Toulouse sausages
First things first, we must advise that you don’t prick your sausages before cooking. The natural casings around our sausages are there for a reason and to get the very best from them you want to leave the flavour packed in there.
Next, decide whether you want to keep things simple and let the sausages stand out on their own or if you want to incorporate them in a bigger dish. You can fry, grill or barbecue your sausages and make them the hero of your next meal or incorporate them in a casserole, marry them with chicken or duck in a cassoulet, or even create a hearty hotpot with haricot beans.
Whatever your next dish turns out to be you can find Toulouse sausages for sale online right here at the Dorset Meat Company and available for delivery in just 2–3 days.