Deli Department

Every family has a favorite recipe that's been passed down for generations. Ours is Aunt Nettie's Potato Salad. Made with hand-cut potatoes, crunchy celery and a tangy blend of real mayo and sour cream, it's been a customer favorite for over 25 years.

Created to help you taste the subtle nuances of one particular variety of cheese, they are a great way to broaden your cheese knowledge and help you identify your favorites. They are perfect for wine and cheese tasting parties as well, or as a simple accompaniment to a glass of wine when you want just a little something. The other advantage is that they give you the opportunity to try several different cheeses without having to buy a large wedge of each. We currently offer six different flights that are available on a rotating basis. Of course, you can always customize your own flight.

This best-selling snack is a customer favorite! Our premium, local treat is glazed with caramel and drizzled with chocolate. Choose from seasonal flavors like Sea Salt, Toffee Crunch, Cranberry and Apple Pie Popcorn.

Look for these fresh dinnertime options in the Deli Case. Our Vegetarian or Sausage & Beef Lasagna are great for feeding a crowd and make universally appealing choices as alternatives to more traditional holiday dinners.

Kowalski's Apricot Mostarda and Kowalski's Pear Mostarda are new offerings in the Imported Cheese Department. Crafted in-house and exclusive to Kowalski's, they have just the right balance of sweet, heat and spice. They'll be a hit no matter what you pair them with. That said, our Cheese Specialists are recommending these stellar combinations:

  • Kowalski's Pear Mostarda with Northern Lights Blue and Mother Rucker's Lemon Cookie Brittle (shown); Black Pepper BellaVitano and Pilsner Flats; or Rosemary Asiago and Rustic Bakery Sea Salt Sourdough Flats
  • Kowalski's Apricot Mostarda with Brie Ermitage and water crackers; Aged Havarti and pretzel chips; or Barber's 1833 Vintage Cheddar and Porter Flats

An Italian specialty, mostarda is made with fruits or vegetables in a spicy, mustard-flavored syrup that gives the condiment its name. Mostardas can be sweet or savory and are great with both mild and strong cheeses with salty, peppery, herbaceous notes.

For a unique lunch or dinner solution bursting with tantalizing, unique flavors, try our fresh grilled paninis. Each starts with fresh ciabatta bread piled high with fresh sliced deli meats and cheeses. From classic favorites to seasonal flavors, every panini is grilled to order in the Deli.

Want to save room for a salad or cup of soup at lunch time? Our Teeny Paninis are perfectly sized smaller versions of your favorite grilled sandwiches.

Selection varies daily by market.

Commonly called Parmesan, It's official name is Parmigiano-Reggiano. Parmigiano-Reggiano 993 features a slightly salty, rich, sharp and sweet flavor and a delicate, granular texture. An Eight-Century-Old process is still used today to create small batches of this incredible cheese. Each wheel is aged 24 months on the farm (never in warehouse) to assure its superior flavor and texture. "Parmesan" by law, is made only in Italy's Madena Mountain Region, a pastoral setting 3,000 feet above sea level. Parmesan is a raw cow's milk cheese handmade in one of the 12 farms that conform to the strict standards for producing Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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This is a truly unique rotisserie chicken, exclusive to Kowalski's. We start with an all natural Amish raised chicken (no hormones or antibiotics – ever!). It's a bigger, plumper and juicier bird than you'll find anywhere else. Then we season it with our award-winning Signature Rotisserie Seasoning and slow-cook them over an open-flame rotisserie to seal in all the flavor. The result is a rotisserie chicken that is filled with extraordinary flavor to the last bite.

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Kowalski's Salsa is made with only the best garden vegetables and whole tomatoes for a great homemade taste. These salsas not only use premium ingredients but also are all natural with no preservatives. Try our Mild, Medium and Hot varieties along with our other Signature Mexican products, such as our Mexican Sauces, Taco Seasoning and Flour Tortillas.

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Our Salsa di Parma is one of the most versatile spreads you'll find. It bears the unmistakable flavors of Asiago and Parmesan cheese infused with garlic, virgin olive oil and a variety of secret herbs and spices. Fresh from the container, it goes well with crackers, crostini and sliced baguettes. Or mix it with any cooked pasta to create a tasteful pasta dish in minutes. It's also amazing melted into a grilled cheese sandwich or tossed with roasted potatoes or veggies. The possibilities are endless!

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