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 skilandis has protected status under European Union law.[5] It is added to the list of Protected Designations of Origin (PDO).

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 Foood 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.
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