I am kind of obsessed with liverwurst, but only have immediate access to the supermarket brand.
Is there a brand of pastured liverwurst that I can order online that you would recommend?
P.S.: Braunschweiger is great, too!
I haven't tried it myself, but I've heard very good things about US Wellness Meats: http://www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok From what I understand, the Braunschweiger is more recommended than the liverwurst, but that could just because they have more than just liver in there. :-)
I haven't tried any pastured liverwurst, but the Commodities Natural Market near my apartment sells Jones Braunschweiger, which is nitrate/nitrite and anti-biotic free. It's yummmmmmmmmmmmmm.
I've also been wanting to try the U.S. Wellness offerings.
Is there a reason you want to ship it to your house? If you can't find some good stuff at the local store or farmer's market, consider buying your own liver and processing it. You get more control over flavor that way and, well, it only takes a few seconds to blend up some delicious organ meat.
FYI, Braunschweiger is typically pig liver seasoned with bacon, or whatever else falls off the assembly line. Delicious. I find it very interesting that there are beef options out there, as I was raised in a German-American household in which this stuff was served most weeks.
At any rate. Hooray organ meats!
One comment about US Wellness meats: their liverwurst and braunschweiger nutrition label shows Vitamin A: 0%. I'm not really sure why, but liver is one of the highest sources of Vitamin A.
Update: I got a response from US Wellness: "Much to our dismay - most of the nutritional tests did not run the vitamins, which is why there is a lack of Vitamin A. The Liverwurst is 30% liver, and our Braunschweiger is 40% liver."
So the nutrition label is just incorrect.