Alpine Boy Sausage

Gempeler’s very own Alpine Boy Sausage

It’s Award-Winning Good! From bratwurst, ring bologna, summer sausage and natural casing wieners to Swiss style Kalberwurst (fresh veal sausage), Landjaegers, Beef Strips and Snack Sticks – we make and smoke them all right here at Gempeler’s. Das schmeckt sehr gut! — that’s Swiss-German for “It tastes great!”

Have you tried our award winning Alpine Boy sausages at Gempeler’s Supermarket? Congrats to Ken Gempeler for winning a Grand Champion award for Fresh Traditional Bratwurst! The 2022 meat product competition was held by the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors. And that’s not all – Ken won Reserve Champion awards in five other categories. We bring you the finest meats and sausages. Thank you for your support!

2022 WAMP awards
Ken Gempeler with the 2022 WAMP awards

At the 2021 WAMP Awards, Gempeler’s Alpine Boy won Reserve Grand Champion for Wisconsin Style Bratwurst and Fully Cooked Kalberwurst (Veal Sausage). Alpine Boy Fresh Kalberwurst received a Reserve Champion award and the Old Fashioned Loaf won a Champion award.

WAMP Awards 2021
2021 WAMP Awards

The Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors (WAMP) awarded Gempeler’s Supermarket Alpine Boy sausage distinctions in four categories in April 2019. Gempeler’s earned the Reserve Grand Champion award for their Precooked Wisconsin Style Bratwurst (precooked traditional bratwurst category), Precoooked Veal Sausage (specialty ring sausage category), and Beef Strips (restructured jerky category). We also received the Honorable Mention award for our Precooked Hawaiian Bratwurst (precooked flavored bratwurst category). Six more Gempeler’s Alpine Boy entries were ranked in the top ten in their respective product categories. Read more (PDF).

Ken Gempeler holding the WAMP 2019 Reserve Grand Champion Awards
Ken Gempeler holding the WAMP 2019 Reserve Grand Champion Awards.

At the 2016 Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors (WAMP) Meat Products Competition, Gempeler’s Supermarket received awards in four categories. Read more (PDF)

WAMP Awards 2016
Ken Gempeler holding award-winning Alpine Boy Wisconsin Brats and Southern Style Pork Links, with all four 2016 award plaques in foreground. Photo by Katie L. Peterson, Post Messenger Recorder.

At the 2015 WAMP Meat Products Competition, Gempeler’s Supermarket received awards in four categories. Read more (PDF)

WAMP Awards 2015
Jeff Kempfer (left) & Ken Gempeler with 2 of the 4 awards earned by Gempeler’s Supermarket at the 2015 WAMP Meat Products Competition.

At the 2014 WAMP Meat Products Competition, Gempeler’s Supermarket received awards in three categories. Read more (PDF)

Ken and Jeff - Liver sausage
Ken Gempeler (left) & Jeff Kempfer hold 2014 WAMP award-winning Alpine Boy Ring Liver Sausage & Kalberwurst. On wall above them are the 2014 WAMP Award plaques.

At the 2013 Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors (WAMP) competition, Gempeler’s Supermarket received Grand Champion awards in two categories!

  • Our Alpine Boy Kalberwurst (Old World Swiss Style Veal Sausage) received the Grand Champion Award in the Dinner Sausage category.
  • Our Alpine Boy German Slicing Bologna received the Grand Champion Award in the Large Diameter Luncheon Meat category.
  • Our Alpine Boy Veal Loaf lunch meat received Honorable Mention in its category.
WAMP Awards 2013
Ken Gempeler & Jeff Kempfer with Gempeler’s Supermarket’s 2013 WAMP awards

At the 2012 WAMP competition, our Alpine Boy Beef Jerky and Beef Snack Sticks earned Reserve Grand Champion awards in their respective categories.