Select Speck and Schinken hams from Germany, Parma Prosciutto from Italy, Bavarian sausages, aged Dutch Goudas, Swiss Gruyeres, English cheddars and hundreds of other fine meats and cheeses fill the “horn of plenty” that is Morse's cavernous curved-glass deli case. The classic tastes of Europe abound throughout the market. You'll find fine Viennese confiture, classic German spaetzle, local artisan breads, mustards, canned and pickled fish, rare spices, seasonings, cakes, crackers and candies.
We'll slice your deli favorites as thin as you'd like while you watch and sample everything from our own aged cheddars to salamis and dipping sauces. Look for our exclusive line of Broadbents country hams, nitrate-free natural bacon and classic southern dry-cured meats. Don't forget to pick up some of our signature fresh sauerkraut and all-natural pickles.
Stop in and spend some time. You're sure to find something truly special!
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For generations these two words in tiny newspaper ads and on a small sign hung on the door of the sturdy block Kraut Haus on Rte. 220 in Waldoboro have called countless Mainers to a fall tradition. Whether drawn by long-forgotten German roots common in the midcoast, or habit borne of generations, Morse's Sauerkraut has been a part of autumn in Maine for nearly a century.
The only difference today is that this once “fall-only” treat is now available year-round. If you're “from away” this is NOT your father's sauerkraut! Our fresh 'kraut made with Maine-grown cabbage has no preservatives and is hand packed with its own brine straight from the same barrel in which the raw cabbage fermented and became this wonderful product. The unadulterated and non-pasteurized fresh 'kraut differs from all processed sauerkraut partly because the state of fermentation continues into the packaging of your individual order. With our fresh 'kraut your palate will experience a range of flavors over its 6-8 week shelf life span. In its early stages, young 'kraut will have a crispy, crunchy texture and the brine, a slightly sweet taste. As the 'kraut cures and undergoes aging, the brine becomes more acidic creating a tangy, zippier flavor. No matter when you choose to eat it, you'll find our fresh 'kraut bears no resemblance to its mushy processed substitute.
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Whether you stop by for a quick deli sandwich or take a seat in our cozy restaurant, all our dishes are prepared fresh, daily, by our Chef and deli team – with only the best ingredients. In fact, we're proud to say that people seek out our Waldoboro location from all over the world just to enjoy the Morse's dining experience. And after a recent write-up in the Boston Globe, we're no longer exclusive to the locals and their visitors.