from bavaria with love


experience a world of culinary flavors inspired by wanderlust travels and developed on the taubenstein summit in the bavarian alps.   conserved with love.

a passion you can taste   

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Known throughout the world for its' fairytale castles, Oktoberfest and beer, Bavaria is also a major agricultural region in Germany, producing high quality food with environmentally compatible cultivation methods that is essential to the preservation and sustainable use of the alpine region.   

For centuries, locals have foraged in the foothills of the bavarian alps, gathering herbs, vegetables and berries, conveying the natural health benefits to the next generation.   Thanks to the Bavarian Ministry of Agriculture leading a  research team experts, the area has become a protected forest of natural and medicinal herbs and foods that are sourced and utilized in some of the products developed by Essendorfer Genusschmelzerei.  genussschmelzerei refers to one who enjoys melding or blending this wholesome deliciousness together.  a world traveler, chef essendorfer has also brought together some exotic tastes of the world, utilizing specialty ingredients native to the regional flavor, and marrying them together in harmony in the foothills of the alps.  



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The magic behind the sauces


On many journeys throughout the world, Andreas Essendorfer has not only climbed every mountain and rode with every ship, but also looked into every cooking pot. Preferably in the pots very far back on the stove. 

Above all, he discovered the art of preserving the precious things in life. This old knowledge is thus harmoniously combined with the best ingredients, craftsmanship and a quantum of culinary coolness. This creates taste with history that conjures a smile on your face.


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Whether you'd like a tasting party or a cooking class to show you and your guests how to cook with Essendorfer's spreads, dips, sauces and pestos or you have an event that you need a caterer that will take the stress of shopping, prepping, cooking, set up, serving and cleaning up afterwards so that you can ENJOY THE PARTY!!!!  


the story behind

herbs against stupidity


As a result of a disagreement with a friend, Herbs Against Stupidity was created.  A hiker and naturalist, Mr. Essendorfer went for a walk in the woods to clear his mind and found inspiration for a cure to ease the tension between himself and his friend.  He foraged for herbs that are known to have a calming effect, blending them with other herbs and spices to create a magical healing potion to bring back harmony and balance in their relationship.   

Give this pesto to someone you care about that just may need a special remedy to cure something stupid!