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April Special - Bündnerfleisch

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Winter is nearly over and our April special is a perfect addition to your spring platters or as a snack on its own.

Bündnerfleisch is a very lean beef product which is salted and hung to air dry for 4 months. Served thinly sliced, this Swiss favorite is full of flavor and is sure to become your favorite too.

Enjoy 15% off Bündnerfleisch in our deli for the whole month of April!

March Special: Italian Sausage Twist

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Do you find yourself craving a hearty, warm meal but don’t have the time to prepare something from scratch? Well, then you will really like our March special, the Italian Sausage Twist. What is it you ask? It’s our traditional Italian spiced sausage mix braided with puff pastry. Not only does it look great, it also tastes delicious and requires minimal effort. You can put it in the oven from frozen; and while it’s baking for 30 minutes you can prepare a side dish (our suggestion: fresh green salad). Et voilà, supper is ready!

40 Years Valbella Gourmet Foods

2018 is a special year for us at Valbella: We are celebrating 40 years in business! When Walter and Leonie von Rotz opened their little butcher shop on January 12, 1978 in downtown Canmore, they marked the beginning of a big Bow Valley success story…

Today, Valbella is delivering to a large number of hotels, restaurants and stores all over the province. We produce more than 30 varieties of sausages, several meat pies, different kinds of bacon, Swiss, Italian and Canadian cured meats, Alberta sourced beef, and much more.

Stay tuned for upcoming events and specials and be part of our anniversary festivities!

February Special: Swiss Barley Soup

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Cold February temperatures call for soul and body warming meals. That’s why our special this month is the Swiss Barley Soup! With lots of veggies, a little bit of cream and the air dried meat Bündnderfleisch (yes, you can use charcuterie for warm dishes, too!), it makes for a great balance between hardy and healthy. Pair it with some fresh bread, and your dinner is complete!

The Swiss Barley Soup derives from Graubünden, a province in the Eastern Swiss Alps. Each little valley has their own variation of the recipe; however, it always contains barley, veggies, and dried meats. It’s not only popular in people’s homes, but also in restaurants all over the Swiss ski resorts!

Coming from Switzerland, our chefs Charly and Felix put all their experience, knowledge and love into the creation of this dish. So, enjoy!

Gourmet at the Market - Valbella Gourmet Foods, Alberta

Farmers' and Outdoor Markets play a significant role in bringing communities together. Its role is even more prevalent when large Producers lend their support to a local market to interact with customers. It brings people together. 

Valbella’s commitment to excellence paired with its European tradition, and simple love for fine food has done it again. They've snagged one of the Bow Valley's finest Swiss chefs to deliver gourmet creations with a farmers' market twist. Valbella stands out as one of Western Canada’s most recognized meat processors. 

The founder, Walter’s constant product innovation and keen market sense keeps customers and top chefs awaiting new and tantalizing products, whether they be for a gourmet menu, or simply for a backyard BBQ party. Where else can you zip in for a Beef Wellington, Turducken or double smoked bacon? Soon these will be available at the market too.

We caught up with the next generation, Chantal his daughter, at their new Canmore Mountain Market Food Trailer. How does Pork-belly Kimchi, or Bison Rhubarb Burger sound for your Thursday lunch hour. Come and get these and similar creation at your simple market in downtown Canmore over your Thursday lunch hour. Everyone else is there anyway...

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Two Cowboys and a Camera: Valbella Gourmet Foods in Canmore, Alberta

The von Rotz family story in Canmore is a typical, and not so typical story of new immigrants landing in a country, seeing an opportunity, and setting out to build a future for themselves and their children. Inevitably over 30 years, they've also materially contributed to the community and character of the town of Canmore. It is a successful business that stands out. [...]

Read the full article here: 
Two Cowboys on a Journey: Valbella, Canmore - January 2016