Site Kemnath / head office

There is something special about a company that, like Ponnath DIE MEISTERMETZGER, has been owned and operated to the present day by twelve generations of its founding family and can look back on over 325 years of history. Ponnath DIE MEISTERMETZGER is the oldest company in the butcher’s trade in Germany. We put this long tradition down to our passion for detail and for quality craftsmanship.

Centuries of tradition.

Premium quality is a value Ponnath DIE MEISTERMETZGER has been living by for centuries, and it is an integral part of our corporate philosophy. Strict controls at all stages of the manufacturing and packaging process ensure the flawless quality that has become synonymous with the name of Ponnath DIE MEISTERMETZGER. The combination of motivated employees and far-sighted management helps to secure solid and lasting growth. It is not without reason that we have had the pleasure of receiving many awards and distinctions from notable institutions and customers.

Michael Ponnath

A successful balance between traditional and contemporary.

The company’s present owner, Michael Ponnath, is proud of the family tradition of his ancestors; like them, he too is a master butcher who knows his trade. It is on this basis that he is leading the medium-sized family business into the future with a perfect balance between traditional and contemporary.


Into the future with Ponnath.

Our committed employees, the latest technology and groundbreaking innovations are our stepping stones towards a successful future. Ponnath DIE MEISTERMETZGER is known for uncompromising quality, the highest levels of product safety, and excellent value for money. As a family firm, we give our word that we will stand by these principles now and in the future.


We are constantly refining and regularly adding to our popular traditional recipes. Led by our expert master butchers and qualified food technologists, we create sausage and ham specialities that customers love. Whether we are working on new flavours or innovative packaging concepts, our employees are always guided in their developments by the consumers’ demand for the best possible enjoyment and convenience.