Beerkaese Cheese

Beerkaese Cheese

45 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)

Beer cheese
By Corrine Kapanke

Not my favorite. Too bitter. But my son loves it

Great cheese!!
By Blake Stroud

It's great to find a place that sells real cheese in American. Often time the small practitioners of cheese are hard if not impossible to find unless you live in the area or are in the know. This cheese I've had before and this was no disappointment. I looked, smelled, and tasted exactly as it should with no compromises to make it commercial. I loved it and so did everybody who tried it. I'll be ordering again.

Areal treat
By Arthur J Denk

Being from Wisconsin it was reat to get something that I cannot find here and had enjoyed while living in Wisc.

Love it
By Joan Newell

I do love this stinky cheese ! I m buy myself this as a present every Christmas. It is a really special treat for me. I do not really like Limburger cheese, for me the smell is Not worth the flavor. in the case of Beerkaese, the smell disappears once you slice it and the flavor is so delicious, the smell is worth it. Try it, you ll love it!

Best cheese
By Joan Weismantel

Love it!!!!

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.

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