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Sheftalia (locally [ʃeftaˈʎa]; Greek: σεφταλιά) is a traditional Cypriot sausage made from caul fat, or omentum, the membrane that surrounds the stomach of pig or lamb, to wrap the ingredients rather than sausage casing.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Ferrier, Morwenna (12 September 2018). "Insane about the membrane: caul fat is pretty, delicious and popular". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Cypriot sausages (sheftalia)". Food. SBS. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2022.
  3. ^ Fletcher, Nichola; Bretherton, Caroline (April 2012). Sausage. Dorling Kindersley Limited. p. 117. ISBN 9781409375456.