Made from pasteurized cow's milk
Country of origin: Germany
Type: semi-soft, smear-ripened
Fat content: 40%
Colour: pale yellow
Flavour: full-flavored, salty, tangy
Producers: Wisconsin Cheese
Synonyms: Weisslacker, beer kaese, beer cheese, Whitewash, bierkäse
Bierkase cheese is also known as:
- Weisslacker meaning 'Whitewash' in German
- bierkaese (bierkäse, bier käse, bier kaese)
- Beer cheese
Bierkase cheese was originated in Germany. Now it is produced in the United States as well.
Cow's milk is used while preparing the cheese. The cheese has powerful smell, mild taste and tastes best when ripen for seven months in highly humid conditions. It is a common ingredient in various breads, soups, and dips.
Bierkase cheese is eaten along with beer and sometimes directly dipping it in the drinks. It can be served with wine or on small slices of rye or pumpernickel bread and some sliced onions.