What is goetta?
Pronounced “get-uh,” goetta is a German breakfast sausage that blends the textures and flavors of pork, beef, whole grain steel-cut oats, fresh onions, and spices. It is slow-cooked daily and perfectly prepared when browned and served. Producing over one million pounds of goetta each year, Glier’s Goetta is the best selling goetta in the world.

Why is goetta unique to Northern Kentuck and Cincinnati?
During the 1880s, waves of German immigrants were drawn to the fertile Ohio River valley that is Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati. The new community laid roots and flourished in the area. Along with many other elements of their culture, the Germans brought their favorite dish – goetta – with them. Just like it is in their homeland, goetta is a regional recipe.

How do I cook the perfect goetta patty?
First, slice the goetta into half-inch patties. Making sure they do not touch each other (to be sure they will not stick together), place the patties in a non-stick skillet that has been preheated to a medium temperature, 350 degrees. Let cook for about 6 minutes, allowing the first side to brown completely. Flip, and brown the other side until crisp. When both sides are golden brown, the goetta is ready to enjoy.

What is the secret ingredient of goetta?
Steel-cut, or pinhead, oats are the secret ingredient to delicious Glier’s Goetta. The simple, unprocessed whole grain oats are high in fiber and protein, low in calories, rich in Vitamin-B, and a huge contributor to the fact that Glier’s Goetta is completely free of trans fats. Not to mention, they’re delicious. The nutty texture and taste pinhead oats lend to Glier’s Goetta is unique to any other breakfast sausage. Learn more about pinhead oats and their benefits at our Nutrition page.

What is the most popular way to enjoy goetta?
While most goetta loyalists are delighted by a simple crispy brown serving as a standout side to good ol’ fashioned eggs, goetta omelets, goetta grilled cheese sandwiches, and goetta ruebens are also popular. The greatest goetta taste controversy is whether it’s better topped with ketchup or syrup!

Where can I purchase Glier’s Goetta?
Glier’s Goetta is available at many retailers and restaurants in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area including: Kroger, Sam’s, Wal-Mart, Meijer, and Frisch’s, Perkin’s, Colonial Cottage, Price Hill Chili. To Glier’s Goetta fans around the globe, it is available for purchase through our website. Link right here to get it in the mail today.

What is the most popular variety of Glier’s Goetta?
Glier’s Goetta’s Original one-pound rolls are the most popular. To learn more about all of our delicious varieties, click here.

What is Glier’s Goettafest all about?
Founded in 2001, Glier’s Goettafest is a celebration of all things goetta, and the generations of families and friends who adore it. The free event during the first weekend of August is located along the Ohio River at Newport on the Levee, includes continuous live entertainment, and features over 30 clever and creative new recipes each year. Revelers come hungry for everything from goetta pizza to goetta fudge brownies.

How long can Glier’s Goetta be refrigerated?
Unopened, refrigerated Original Goetta has a four-month shelf life; Turkey Goetta has a two-month shelf life. The Slab and Mini Slab are good for 40 days; the Bun Links and Patties, 21 days. Glier’s Goetta can easily be frozen as well.

Can Glier’s Goetta be shipped?
Yes! Glier’s Goetta is shipped by our friends at Cincy Favorites every day. It may be ordered online at CincyFavorites.com or by calling 800-446-3882. Your Glier’s Goetta will be packed in a foam cooler with dry ice, and shipped to you the following business day.

Does Glier’s Goetta support local charities?
Glier’s Goetta is happy to donate our very popular Goetta Survival Kit – including a Glier’s Goetta recipe book, t-shirt, and Glier’s Goettafest mug – to fundraisers throughout the community. We are also proud to serve free samples of our Goetta Sliders at charity events like the local Heart Mini Marathon, Flying Pig Marathon, Hyde Park Blast, and Komen Race for the Cure.

Where can I find Oktoberfest Brand brats and metts?
Oktoberfest Brand is proudly sold at local Sam’s Clubs and online at CincyFavorites.com. The sausage that started the Gliers’ Family business in 1946 is also featured annually at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.

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