Dried sausage products

The dried sausage product group has always played a prominent role within Compaxo, and this is reflected in approximately 120 years of experience. In the past, Compaxo's sausage makers strove to stimulate the drying process in a variety of creative ways.

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Cervelat snacks

Cervelat snacks

These products are characterized by their firm and dry structure, and belong to the sausage varieties in which a preservation process has taken place beforehand. These products are instantly recognizable by their slightly sour taste. Due to their shape and size, they are popular as a snack, cocktail party side dish, tapas component or food for a journey.


Halfway through the last century, people began breaking with the tradition of eating only at three strict times during the day. It became more popular to eat outdoors and people also started to eat more snacks. Meat products have remained popular throughout the years, but increasingly people want to eat meat in smaller portions outside of traditional mealtimes. Particularly during parties savory snacks were served, which was a great opportunity in the market for producers of dried sausage varieties. People also began living further away from their workplace, and traveled more. Dried sausages keep their shelf life when they are not refrigerated, meaning it was easy to pack them as a snack.

The product at Compaxo

When the above demographic developments occurred, Compaxo was quick on the scene to make use of the situation. By now, Compaxo has expanded within the Netherlands to become the market leader in snack-sized cervelat sausages, and this product plays a very large role in our company.


Compaxo has a packing department which is completely specialized in packing cervelat in snack size. There is a large variety of packing options. For more information take a look at our packing page. In particular, packing the product in cans makes it extremely easy to take with you as a snack on the go. We can offer the product with a natural exterior as well as one which is formed by our co-extrusion method. Compaxo has a great variety of technologies for producing cervelat in various shapes, lengths and thicknesses.

Recommendations and facts

Cervelat keeps its shelf life when unrefrigerated. This, in combination with it being snack-sized, makes it an ideal solution for the need for a product which is suited for on-the-go eating.

The above mentioned examples are just to give you an impression of what we are able to. Are you looking for something else? Feel free yo discuss this with us and ask for the possibilities.
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