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)

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.

Beekaese cheese
By Beverly Watson

It is wonderful!

My favorite "stinky cheese"
By Debbie Cisar

I have loved "stinky cheese" since I was little. My Grandpa ate Limburger and Brick cheese and since I had to eat whatever he did, I developed a taste for these wonderful pungent cheeses. I still like Limburger and Aged Brick but Beerkaese has become my all time favorite. So creamy and flavorful!

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