frequently asked--questions

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our company

Who is Dietz & Watson?

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.

How long has Dietz & Watson been in business?

Dietz & Watson has been family owned and operated since 1939.

How do I sign up to receive more information about Dietz & Watson products and recipes?

Join our newsletter, The Wrap Up, to stay up to date on new products, recipe inspiration, new apparel launches and more.

How do I find out where to buy Dietz & Watson products?

Check out our product locator to find a Dietz & Watson retail partner near you.

What makes Dietz & Watson a premium purveyor of deli meats & artisan cheeses?

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.

What is Dietz & Watson doing to make food as safe as possible?

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.

our products

Can’t find the sell-by date, what should I do?

We do not recommend consuming a product without a date. All Dietz & Watson products should have a clearly legible sell by date.

Is the sell-by date the same as the expiration date?

For all Dietz & Watson products, yes, the sell-by date would be the consumption date as well.

How long can products be refrigerated after opening?

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.

Are Dietz & Watson franks fully cooked? How long do I cook a frank?

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.

Where can I buy Gritty Sauce?

If you can’t find Gritty Sauce at a retailer near you, you can buy it from our online store.

Where can I buy Dietz Nuts?

If you can’t find Dietz Nuts at a retailer near you, you can buy them from our online store.

How do I cook a Chef Carved Ham?

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.

Where do Dietz & Watson products come from?

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.