Beerkaese Cheese

Beerkaese Cheese

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

Though literally translated as beer cheese, there is no beer in Beerkaese. This German cheese got its name from being paired with beer. Some connoisseurs dip the cheese directly into their drink! Despite it's German roots, this cheese has become a favorite among cheesemakers in Wisconsin. This semi-soft pale white cheese is known for being boldly pungent. Much like Limburger cheese, Beerkaese ripens for seven or more months in highly humid conditions giving it a distinctly strong smell. The salted and surface-ripened flavor of Beerkaese might remind you of its close cousin; Brick Cheese. Despite its alarming smell, this cheese has a delightfully mild taste. Similar to Limburger, this cheese is robust, full-bodied, earthy, and slightly tangy. For fans of Limburger, Beerkaese is a must-try. It pairs well with lager beers and merlot wines. Try Beerkaese on pumpernickel bread!

The Basics

Region: Monroe, WI

Milk Type: Cow

Pasteurization: Pasteurized

Rennet Type: Vegetarian

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)

Beerkaese cheese review
By Karl Duchow

The quality and flavor are fantastic. The only downside is the cost. I feel it is overpriced, but I will probably buy more in the future.

By Jim Sinclair

I have ordered this cheese from Wisconsin Cheese Mart in the past and I have been delighted by it. This last order was much milder in both taste and aroma than in the past. I will probably avoid this cheese in the future.

At last
By mary lou Harbeck

We love this robust creamy cheese. We have looked for many years to find it.AT LAST we found it. Will always keep some in our fridge.

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.

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