Luxembourg culinary specialities and products

Luxembourg has many culinary specialities. This strong tradition is evident at local festivals and other traditional events . Each time, stands present Luxembourg culinary specialties for refreshment. Here you can find out more about Luxembourg’s cuisine and terroir..

Luxembourg also offers local products made on site. Would you like to taste or buy Luxembourg products? Here are our tips and addresses.

Local products

Here are some of Luxembourg’s specialities and local produce. Impossible to avoid when you live in Luxembourg!

Luxembourg wines and crémants

The wine tradition in Luxembourg

Luxembourghas always had a strong winegrowing tradition in the Moselle Valley. The Celts, Gauls and Romans cultivated vines here. Over the centuries, Moselle wine has earned its letters of nobility.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, there has been a spectacular improvement in the quality of Luxembourg wines. The introduction of noble grape varieties and the arrival of a younger generation of winegrowers have contributed to the production of quality wines, in association with foreign oenological advisors. The recognition of Luxembourg wines and crémants (high-quality sparkling wines) is real. Moselle wines are regularly acclaimed at international competitions, and producers go home with awards.

Luxembourg Moselle wines

Wine lovers know Luxembourg’s Vins de Moselle for their production of still and sparkling white wines.

Riesling is undoubtedly Luxembourg’s best-known white wine. The limestone soil of the Moselle valley offers a minerality conducive to complex wines. These develop aromas of quince, apple and spices. Don’t miss the Wormeldange Rieslings in particular.

The more traditional wines of Luxembourg’s Moselle region are made from grape varieties such as Elbling, which has a lower alcohol content. Rivaner offers muscatel flavors. Auxerrois appears fruitier. Don’t hesitate to choose these Moselle wines to accompany Luxembourg specialities.

Crémants or sparkling wines from Luxembourg

The crémants of Luxembourg are also very appreciated. They win medals in wine competitions every year. Cremant is the drink par excellence for festive moments in Luxembourg. It’s the perfect accompaniment to traditional celebrations and get-togethers with friends.

There are many producers of crémant in Luxembourg. Among the most famous are:

  • Bernard-Massard cellars in Grevenmacher
  • the Alice Hartmann domain in Wormeldange
  • Domaines Vins Moselle established in Wormeldange, which offers Poll-Fabaire crémants,
  • Domaine Mathis Bastian located in Remich.

Producers and wineries offer on-site tastings.

You can also organize a wine tasting with friends. What better way to discover Luxembourg’s local products? You will find all the useful information, the participating winegrowers, the modes of transport and the invitations on the site vins-cremants.lu.

Luxembourg beers

In 1970 there were 9 breweries in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The beer offer was important. Today, there are only 6 breweries producing Luxembourg beer. The best known are :

  • the National Brewery. This Luxembourg family business was created in 1975 from the merger of two Luxembourg breweries, Funck-Bricher and Bofferding. The National Brewery is now the market leader in the Greater Region. This brewery is located in Bascharage. It brews the Bofferding and Battin brands.
    In 2020, Brasserie Nationale launched LODYSS water , a natural mineral water originating from the Ice Age and preserved in Luxembourg’s subsoil at a depth of over 300 meters. Certified nitrate-free and low in sodium, this water is now offered on all tables of Luxembourg restaurants.
  • Brasserie de Luxembourg is located on the historic site of Diekirch. Founded in 1871, it has been part of AB InBev, the Luxembourg brewery, since 2002. It produces the Diekirch and Mousel brands.

Les Rives de Clausen, in Luxembourg’s Clausen district, was created on the former Mousel beer production site. It’s one of Luxembourg’s top weekend spots.

Luxembourg culinary specialties

Luxembourg’s cuisine offers generous and rich dishes, made with local products. They are a reflection of the peasant culture of the country.

Luxembourg’s special savoury dishes

The gromperekichelcher

Inseparable from Christmas markets, gromperekichelcher are grated potato pancakes. They are prepared with onions, shallots, parsley, eggs and flour. They are then fried in oil and served hot with applesauce for a delicious sweet-and-sour combination.

Sausages and cold cuts

There are several types of sausage, traditionally made from pork. Grillwurst” are white-fleshed sausages made from pork and grilled over a wood fire. They are served in a hot-dog bun. They are particularly popular at village festivals and other festive events.

There’s also “mettwurst”, made from smoked pork. Serve with soup for a warm, comforting meal.

Another Luxembourg specialty is the “Lyoner”, a kind of large sausage wrapped around itself. Enjoy it cold. Butcher’s departments often offer a piece to children. A good reason to go shopping with your parents !

Traditional Luxembourg dishes

  • Bouneschlupp is a delicious traditional soup with green beans, onions, vegetables and smoked bacon. This soup can be served with Mettwurst. It is the traditional main dish served in winter.
  • Judd mat gaardebounenen is a dish based on smoked pork neck and beans.
  • Kuddelfleck or double fat à la luxembouregoise is a dish made from beef tripe or stomach. The elements are breaded and then fried. Serve with tomato sauce.
  • Fierkelsjelli is a gourmet dish featuring a small piglet in jelly.
  • Traïpen is a black pudding served during Lent.
  • Bouchées à la reine are delicious, light puff pastries. They are hollowed out and filled with a generous preparation of warm white sauce made with chicken, sweetbreads, quenelle or ham and mushrooms. Serve with rice.
  • F’rell Am Rèisleck is a local trout fried in batter and served in a Riesling sauce.
  • Moselle fried fish is made from deep-fried Moselle fish. This dish is eaten with the fingers, drizzled with lemon juice.
  • The Rieslingspaschteit or Riesling pie. Composed of meat, it can be eaten cold as an appetizer or as a starter.

Luxembourg desserts and pastries

Some specific pastries are to be noticed in Luxembourg:

  • Bamkuch is a kind of cake cooked on a spit. Multi-tiered, it is served as a pièce montée for special occasions such as weddings or communions. It can be found in traditional bakeries and pastry shops, especially in spring.
  • The Questschentaart is an institution in Luxembourg. Quetsches are a type of plum, slightly tart, typical of the region. They are picked in August.
  • Boxenmännchen are little men made of brioche, with or without a doughnut-like coating of sugar, with or without chocolate. They are mainly eaten on St. Nicholas’ Day and during the festive season.
  • Fuesendkichelcher ” can be found during Carnival. These sweet doughnuts are emblematic of the period.
  • The stollen is a cake served during the holiday season. Made with flour, raisins and dried fruit and sprinkled with powdered sugar, it is delicious, especially at breakfast or with coffee. You can find them everywhere, including in supermarkets.
  • Do you know what pretzels are? This sweet or savoury cake is a time-honoured tradition for declaring your love to your sweetheart!

Buy Luxembourg products

National Brand Label

Luxembourg offers a wide choice of high quality products. Discover the “Marque Nationale” label and its local products. Created in 1932, this label guarantees the Luxembourgish origin of a product.

Letzshop.lu Go Local, buy Luxembourgish on the internet

Since September 2018, you can now buy Luxembourg products online with the Letzshop.lu online platform. The website offers the possibility to shop online, but exclusively in Luxembourgish shops.

Letzshop.lu was initiated by the Ministry of Economy, and conducted in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, the Luxembourg Confederation of Commerce (CLC) and 16 Luxembourg municipalities including the City of Luxembourg.

This initiative helps to boost the national economy through the online trade channel. It benefits both merchants and customers. Today, this Luxembourg-based e-commerce platform has over 100,000 customers.

So don’t hesitate, do your shopping online on letzshop.lu and its more than 200 Luxembourgish online merchants.

Lët’z Go Local, promotion of Luxembourg products

Lët’z go local is an association that promotes 100% Luxembourgish products and services.

Let’z go local presents several product categories, including fashion and jewelry, wellness, publishing, food and services. A great initiative to discover the culture and creativity of Luxembourg!

Any craftsman or shopkeeper can register with Lët’z go Local and take part in the local markets “De Lokale Maart”, organized by the association. To do this, you must first register as a professional in Luxembourg, either as a self-employed person or through a company. The products or services offered must be produced or designed in Luxembourg.

Several times a year, Lët’z go local organizes market-type events to showcase local products and raise public awareness of them: De Lokale Maart. Design, fashion, local products, personal and children’s services: each time, over fifty stands showcase Luxembourg know-how and specialities.

What do we like most of all? The promotion of local products and the will of conviviality.

Follow Lët’z go Local events on their Facebook page.

Made in Luxembourg

Since 1984, the Made in Luxembourg label has highlighted companies whose activities are based in Luxembourg. More than 1,600 companies now use this label, along with the Made in Luxembourg crown.

To qualify, companies must have been in existence for more than one year and be able to demonstrate that they are operating in Luxembourg.

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