Skilandis or Kindziukas is a Lithuanian matured sausage made of meat, fat, salt, pepper and garlic. The ground meat is traditionally pressed into a pig's stomach or bladder, but today may be contained in other skins. The sausage is dried and cold-smoked.[1][2][3] Skilandis dates back to at least the 16th century - the word skilandis is referred to in documents from various locations across the Grand Duchy of Lithuania as early as in the 16th-18th centuries.[4]


The term Lietuviškas skilandis has been protected as a Traditional Speciality Guaranteed.[5] Originally, the term Skilandis was proposed, but following a national opposition procedure, the name was changed to Lietuviškas skilandis.[6]

See also


  1. Juozas Kudirka (1991). The Lithuanians: an ethnic portrait. Lithuanian Folk Culture Centre. p. 29. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  2. Wedliny Domowe: Kindziuk
  3. "Art of Taste > Lithuania > Skilandis". Slow Food Foundation. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  4. "Lithuanian cuisine". Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  5. "Commission Regulation (EU) No 29/2010 of 14 January 2010". Official Journal of the European Union. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  6. "Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/657 of 27 April 2016 entering a name in the register of traditional specialities guaranteed (Lietuviškas skilandis (TSG))". European Union. Retrieved 27 April 2016.

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