Beerkaese Cheese

Beerkaese Cheese

43 Customer Ratings
Item Number: #1028
Weight: 1.00lbs

Though literally translated as "beer cheese," there is no beer in Beerkaese. It is a pungent and salted surface-ripened cheese that starts out much like brick cheese. It ripens for seven months in highly humid conditions and is related to Limburger cheese, and has a similarly powerful smell, but a much more mild taste. Connoisseurs of this cheese often enjoy it with beer (sometimes dipping the cheese directly in their drinks), hence the name. This Wisconsin cheese has a robust, full bodied, earthy, slightly tangy flavor similar to Limburger.

Cheese Profile


  • young
  • medium
  • aged
  • old


  • soft
  • medium
  • hard
  • brittle


  • mild
  • medium
  • strong
  • pungent

Pairing Recommendations

  • Merlot
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pilsner
  • Lager

Other Cheese Pairings
Savory Crackers, Crusty Artisan Bread

Product Reviews (6)

Absolutely gross!
By Kristen Catalano

I don t know if this was spoiled when it got to us or what, but we love all pungent cheese and this just smelled disgusting and tasted just as gross. Our entire fridge stunk after we opened it and the scent was stuck on my fingers and it was horrible! Couldn t get the stench off!

By Al Statler

Very nice flavor and texture, would buy again.

My favorite cheese!
By Patricia Waites

Every so often I have several pounds of Beerkaese cheese sent to my now state, Oregon. Being a Wisconsin grown girl, oh how I miss my Beerkaese cheese. Every time I go back to visit, I pick up 4-5 lbs. to bring home with me. It is so yummy.

By Jay Chellew

My wife wasn't ready to take on limburger cheese so when I found a similar cheese in beerkaese she was hooked.

Great Cheese
By Charles Hieber

Even better than Limburger and Lederkranz Not for the faint of heart, but nothing great is.

Great smelly cheese
By George Martin

This is a very difficult type of cheese to find. I'm so grateful the Wisconsin Cheesemart carries it. I'll continue to buy it and recommend it to anyone..... Just don't expect your spouse to kiss you after you eat it.

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