The Austrian king of black pudding is undoubtedly the Lion of Langenzersdorf, Franz Dormayer. He has been Austrian black pudding champion no less than eight times and was crowned world champion in 2000. From the butcher’s in Langenzersdorf, a few miles north of Vienna, the Dormayers have been creating a huge variety of blunzen for over 60 years to a recipe created by Franz’s grandfather.
Franz Dormayer at Work
Franz is a great believer in experimentation and what makes him stand out from the black pudding crowd is that he makes over 50 different types of it. Among his diverse range are blunzen with pineapple, Asian spices, chillis, seafood, ginger, kiwi fruit, chocolate and even pistachio. Little wonder then that fans come from all over the German-speaking world to make pilgrimages to Langenzersdorf to sample his fare.