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Dietz and Watson is a premium meat and cheese company located in Philadelphia, PA. We’ve been family owned and operated since 1939. Our founder, Gottlieb Dietz, had a saying: “Quality above all else.” For four generations, we’ve continued to use Gottlieb's original recipes and cooking methods to ensure our deli meats, cheeses, sausages and snacks are of the highest quality and freshness.
Dietz & Watson has been family owned and operated since 1939.
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We're a family business in the business of feeding families. At Dietz & Watson, quality is above all else and integrity is key. We're rooted in a delicious heritage of family recipes that have been perfected over generations. We’re handcrafting spices, slow-roasting our meat to perfection and investing in responsible manufacturing practices.
After being in business for over 80 years, we are diligent about safety and quality for our employees and customers. From carefully crafting spices, slow-roasting our meat to perfection and investing in responsible manufacturing practices we put pride and care into everything we do. Learn more here.
We do not recommend consuming a product without a date. All Dietz & Watson products should have a clearly legible sell by date.
For all Dietz & Watson products, yes, the sell-by date would be the consumption date as well.
Our premium deli varieties should be consumed within 3-5 days after opening or slicing. We also suggest you store the product in the meat drawer on the coldest setting.
All Dietz & Watson Franks and smoked sausage varieties are fully cooked. We do suggest that you heat these meats before eating to enjoy their full flavor.
If you can’t find Gritty Sauce at a retailer near you, you can buy it from our online store.
If you can’t find Dietz Nuts at a retailer near you, you can buy them from our online store.
Our chef-carved ham is already cooked, so it just needs to be heated. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees, unwrap the ham, and heat for 30 minutes. Be careful not to overcook, as oven temperatures can vary by about 100 degrees. To learn more check out our blog.
All of our meat is raised and handled under strict programs that meet and exceed current humane handling requirements by adhering to progressive industry leading practices that promote animal welfare. Read more here.