Brick German Cheese

Brick German Cheese

50 Customer Ratings
Item Number: #1062
Weight: 1.00lbs

Much like Limburger and Beerkaese, German Brick cheese is not for the faint of flavor palette. The cheesemaking method for German Brick cheese was developed by John Jossi, a native Wisconsinite, in 1877. German Brick cheese is made by applying a bacteria smear to surface-ripened cheese, which amplifies the tangy taste as the cheese ages. In terms of flavor intensity and strength, this Wisconsin cheese is only a stepping stone away from it’s close cousin, Limburger. A connoisseur of pungent cheeses might enjoy German Brick cheese with pumpernickel bread, a thick slice of onion, and with Wisconsin’s own East Shore mustard. Be warned: this is a strong tasting cheese for a customer with hearty tastes. Customers looking to enjoy a milder brick cheese could seek alternatives like Widmer’s Wisconsin Brick Cheese. ****Caution - This product is extremely pungent, as in stinky. Please do not purchase if you are not familiar with this type of cheese****

The Basics

Region: Monroe, WI

Milk Type: Cow

Pasteurization: Pasteurized

Rennet Type: Vegetarian

Ingredients: Pasteurized whole milk, contains less than 2% of cheese cultures, salt, and enzymes

Cheese Profile


  • young
  • medium
  • aged
  • old


  • soft
  • medium
  • hard
  • brittle


  • mild
  • medium
  • strong
  • pungent

Pairing Recommendations

  • Zinfandel
  • Merlot
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Stout
  • Porter
  • Lager

Other Cheese Pairings
Crusty Artisan Bread, Grapes, Dried Fruit, Savory Cxrackers, Pork

Product Reviews (6)

German brick
By Diane Johnston

Best brick cheese I have had in a long time. Very close to Limburger and very stinky. I grew up eating stinky cheese so I knew what to expect. Get past the smell and enjoy the good flavor.

Heaven for the ripe and redolent and pungent person
By Elizabeth Grudzien

LOVE is the answer! I can't speak more highly of it... I received it in an early stage of ripening and have enjoyed it more each week ... Stinky cheese stands righteously on its two strong feet of flavor and pungency

Brick German Cheese
By Philip Weltman

The cheese was good. But not as pungent as limburger. I was expecting something much more pungent. And I wish it were. I love limburger!

Das ist gut
By Harold V Wicks

Delightful cheese, really enjoyed it. My (Irish) wife had never had ti before and she loved it.

Wonderful all purpose cheese
By Clayton Tharp

Lovely pungent flavour, but not too strong, it's not the stuff a person gets at a grocery store (at least not where I live).

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By James Turner

very good cheese as usual , thank you James

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