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The name cervelas — Switzerland’s jumble of languages yields other spellings, including cervelat, zervelat and servelat — is derived from cerebellum, Latin for brain, since the sausage originally consisted of pork and pigs’ brain.
I guess it never occurred to anyone to let individuals decide whether they want cervelas or not.
The cervelas threat stems from a decision by the European Union almost two years ago to ban the import of certain animal parts from Brazil that bore the risk of spreading mad cow disease.
The use of zebu intestine as a casing is actually a child of mass retailing and the need of supermarkets for cervelas that were alike in color, size and flavor.
Sure I know it's a gimmick and sure it's often terrible and of course, it not very serious and it probably tarnishes the reputation of the truly pleasant wines of the Beaujolais that are meant to be enjoyed with a cervelas or some other regional specialty...but it's still fun to pop a few corks of the nouveau with friends.
When the pommes à l’huile were gone I ordered another serving and a cervelas.