Recently awarded by Westender Magazine a first place (GOLD) in the categories of Best Deli as well as Best Stall at Granville Island Market, Oyama Sausage Co. has everything to make holiday entertaining easy and enjoyable.  The Granville Island favourite is again offering a wide selection of handmade charcuterie and meats, including party trays, hostess gifts, and feasting options.
Oyama will host the following events to help consumers choose what is best for their seasonal needs:
Friday, December 2nd to Sunday 4th – Swedish Ham Tasting
Free samples of the legendary Swedish Ham.   Each Ham includes easy cooking instructions so hosts spend more time with their guests when hosting a party.
Thursday, December 8th to Sunday 11th – Game Weekend
More free tasting of savoury meats.  Options include wild boar, venison, bison, duck, elk, rabbit, or pheasant, available as terrines, patés, prosciuttos, fresh sausages and more.
Also this weekend: Swedish Ham tasting.  Last chance to sample the cooked version before Christmas.
Christmas at Oyama
From then on, the incredible selection of holiday treats keeps increasing to give customers the tastiest holiday season ever. Pre-order Boudin Blanc, pork pies, breakfast sausages, and more for the holidays.
View the complete list online: Christmas At Oyama

Skip the Lineup
Oyama is pleased to offer a Fast Lane service from Dec. 17th to 24th for those who pre-order their entire Christmas order online, or by phone: 604-327-7407.
It’s a great option when time is at its most precious! Click here for information & online ordering.

Charcuterie & Wine Pairing

 with Tim Pawsey
I have a tough time resisting any of Oyama’s patés (don’t even get me started on creamy porcini!) and their duck and fig combo just adds fuel to the fire. This is a truly rich and warming, sensuous and silkily textured, almost buttery paté, packed with serious duck flavour-maybe a touch of liver-plus little pieces of fig that pop up in delightful ambush. It’s definitely headed towards X-rated territory.
When I think of duck paté my mind heads towards Lyon, or at least the Rhone Valley. So, while you could easily pair a Pinot with this, I think it needs something a little more gutsy…
Brotte La Fiole 2014 is a perennial workhorse, classic Cotes du Rhone, a medium bodied blend of Grenache and Syrah that works perfectly. There’s a good, bright fruit-acid balance with hints of raspberry, wild blackberry and anise that pick up nicely on the fig, plus peppery notes and a bit of oak in the finish that work well with the spice and earthy character of the paté. Far from overpowering the paté, the wine isn’t too heavy and has a streak of acidity that cuts through the richness, especially in the close, with that spicy, peppery hint lingering on.
Tim Pawsey (a.k.a. The Hired Belly) writes and shoots at as well as for the North Shore News, WHERE Vancouver, Quench, BCLS Taste, Montecristo and others. He’s an original judge for The BC Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Wine, and a founding member of the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation.
You can pick up the Duck & Fig paté at our counter. 
The Brotte La Fiole is available at BCLDB stores ($17.49)
Oyama Sausage Co.
1689 Johnston Street #17, Granville Island Public Market, Vancouver
Open Daily 8:30am – 7:00pm
About Oyama Sausage Co.:
Oyama Sausage was founded by John and Christine Van Der Lieck in 2001.  Located in Granville Island’s Public Market, the shop carries a wide selection of fresh sausages and handmade pâtés, as well as cured salamis and hams.  John, whose ancestry includes five generations of Dutch and German charcuterie makers, has cultivated partnerships with local farmers and suppliers to ensure he works with only the best ingredients.  He experiments with fusions between traditional charcuterie (including recipes that have been in his family for generations) and international cuisine, drawing from the rich diversity of food cultures in Vancouver to create modern and exciting flavour combinations that reflect the multicultural mosaic of the city.
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