Butterkase Cheese

Butterkase Cheese

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Item Number: #1082
Weight: 0.50lbs

Butterkase ("butter cheese" in German) is a semi-soft, cow's milk cheese moderately popular in Germanic Europe, and occasionally seen in the rest of the cheese-eating world. Although primarily produced in Germany, this Butterkase is produced in Wisconsin. As suggested by its name, Butterkase has a buttery flavor and appearance. It is often described as mild, partly due to its brief aging time. The softness and mildly salty or acidic flavor is reminiscent of Muenster or Gouda cheeses. The texture of Butterkase is smooth and creamy. Butterkase is often sliced and added to rolls and sandwiches or melted for cooking. Butterkase is light in color, ranging from white to light yellow-orange. It is commonly found in a loaf shape convenient for slicing. It can also be found in a smoked variety.

The Basics

Region: Wisconsin

Milk Type: Cow

Pasteurization: Pasteurized

Rennet Type: Vegetarian

Ingredients: Cultured Pasteurized Milk, Salt, Enzymes, Annatto Color

Cheese Profile


  • young
  • medium
  • aged
  • old


  • soft
  • medium
  • hard
  • brittle


  • mild
  • medium
  • strong
  • pungent

Pairing Recommendations

  • Fruity Reds
  • Pilsner
  • Cider

Other Cheese Pairings
Fresh or Dried Fruit, Mustards, Pickled Veggies

Product Reviews (1)

Best cheese ever
By Mark Schwister

My father, originally from Wauwatosa, worked for Mid-America Dairymen, which had dairy plants in WI, MN and other Midwestern states. The family mooved (see what I did there ) about from our beginnings in Kiel WI to Winthrop MN, back to Bloomer WI, and finally to the Twin Cities. But when I was a kid, he brought home some Butterkase from a dairy convention, and I was hooked. It's a rich, buttery (hence the name) smooth cheese, and very addicting. It's increasingly difficult to find, so I'm glad that it's available through Wisconsin Cheese Mart! Great as a grilling cheese - with fresh spinach & deli ham & dill on sourdough, it's perfect.

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