Viennese Escargots – Gugumuck

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Production

EACH STEP IS DONE BY HAND

FROM FARMING TO PROCESSING

The immediate proximity of the breeding grounds and the processing facility has a positive impact on business processes and sustainability. The Vienna Escargot Manufactory is the first business in Austria to be approved to process snails according to EU regulations. Our modern facilities meet every one of the strict regulations and hygiene directives.

Our snails in the dry resting phase.

EVERYBODY HELPS WITH SHELLING

Processing vineyard snails is a time consuming process that must be done by hand. After being harvested from the field, the mollusks sleep for several days while their intestinal tract empties. Then they are blanched in boiling water for ten minutes. With a slender fork, the snail is drawn out of its shell and the liver and intestines are removed.

The delicate flesh is cleaned with water and salt and then gently simmered in an aromatic vegetable broth for several hours. This best allows the snail meat to absorb the flavor of the other ingredients and spices. We sell our escargot ready for use in the kitchen – in broth, frozen, or as escargot specialties in our web shop.

Meat, liver, and shell are separated.

COMBINING TRADITION AND INNOVATION

Our array of escargot specialties is created with tremendous dedication and a pioneering spirit. We browse in old and new cookbooks to develop new products, and are often inspired by new culinary trends. We reinterpret traditional recipes in great new ways; for example, try out our Vienna Escargot goulash, Vienna Escargot ragout, or Vienna Escargot in balsamic onions. All manufactured by hand. Our range of products is constantly growing.

Preserving our Vienna Escargot in jars.