Brick cheese, is an American cheese from the state of Wisconsin, first made by John Jossi around 1877. The process of making Brick cheese is borrowed from white American Cheddar, although the resultant produces a slightly soft and distinctly sharper tasting cheese.
Many associate Brick cheese with Germany’s surface ripened Beer cheese or Beer Käse. The name Brick is derived from the original cheese making process when artisans used Brick to press the moisture out of the cheese.
An original Wisconsin Brick cheese is smear-ripened with Corynebacterium and Arthrobacter bacteria to develop a full, earthy flavour. As a Brick cheese matures, the mild and sweet flavour changes to pungent and tangy with a touch of nuttiness. The pate is smooth, open and creamy yellow covered by a washed rind on the outside.
Serve Brick cheese with macaroni, potatoes au gratin, pickled vegetables or on toasted Italian bread. Young Brick cheese goes well with light red wines, Gamay Beaujolais and sweet pickles. Whilst, an aged Brick pairs with robust beers, Porter style ale and hard cider.
- Made from pasteurized cow's milk
- Country of origin: United States
- Region: Wisconsin
- Type: semi-hard, smear-ripened
- Texture: open and smooth
- Rind: washed
- Colour: ivory
- Flavour: mild, nutty, sweet, tangy
- Aroma: pungent, rich
- Vegetarian: no
Other American cheeses:
Amish Frolic, Bleu Mont Dairy Bandaged Cheddar, Cabot Clothbound, Crowley, Dry Jack, Dunbarton Blue, Duroblando, Estero Gold Reserve, Grafton Village Cheddar, Havilah, ... show all ... , Idaho Goatster, Lamb Chopper, Midnight Moon, Morgan, Plymouth Cheese, Sartori Limited Edition Cognac Bellavitano, Sartori Reserve Balsamic Bellavitano, Sartori Reserve BellaVitano Gold, Sartori Reserve Chai Bellavitano, Sartori Reserve Rosemary & Olive Oil Asiago, Shelburne Cheddar, Sonoma Jack, Swiss, Tillamook Cheddar, Tillamook Smoked Black Pepper White Cheddar , Wagon Wheel, Wasatch Mountain Gruyère, Woodside Alpine
Alpha Tolman, Bayley Hazen Blue, Bear Hill, Beecher’s Flagship, Bismark , Blue Ledge La Luna, Broncha, Colby, Consider Bardwell Farm Manchester, Heat, ... show all ... , Kennebec Highlands Caerphilly, LaClare Farms Evalon, LaClare Farms Evalon with Cummin, LaClare Farms Evalon with Fenugreek, LaClare Ziege Zacke Blue, Landaff, Longhorn, Maggie's Round, Maytag Blue, Menage, Mona, MontAmore, Monterey Jack, Mont Saint-Francis, Moonglo, Mt. Mazama Cheddar, Pinconning, Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Sartori Limited Edition Pastorale Blend, Sartori Reserve Black Pepper Bellavitano, Sartori Reserve Merlot Bellavitano, Sonoma Jack, String, Thomasville Tomme, Txiki, Weston Wheel, Wimer Winter
Ameribella, American Cheese, Appalachian, Asher Blue, Baby Swiss, Beemster 2% Milk, Bergere Bleue, Bermuda Triangle, Chile Caciotta, Colby-Jack, ... show all ... , Cougar Gold, Crema de Blue, Crocodile Tear, Crowley, Fresh Jack, Fuzzy Wheel, Goats' Milk Caciotta, Humboldt Fog, LaClare Farms Cheddar, LaClare Farms Martone, LaClare Farms Raw Goats Milk Cheddar, Lincoln Log, Lindy Hop, Loma Alta, Marisa, Midnight Blue, Miette, Mobay, Monastery Cheeses, Moses Sleeper, Mun-chee, Old Kentucky Tomme, Onion & Chives Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Schloss, Truffle Tremor, Wabash Cannonball, West West Blue, Willoughby
Acapella, Aged Chelsea, Bay Blue, Bloomsdale, Bonne Bouche, Brie au poivre (Brie with pepper), Capriole Banon, Classics Fresh Mozzarella, Cold Pack, Cottage Cheese, ... show all ... , Crocodile Tear, Cup Cheese, Green Hill, Hooligan, Hoop Cheese, Hubbardston Blue Cow, Julianna , Labneh, La Fleurie, Legato, Lil Moo, Little Bloom on the Prairie, Medallion, Melange Brie, Minuet , Monastery Cheeses, Moonlight Chaource, MouCo Camembert, Muenster, Nettle Meadow Kunik, Peekskill Pyramid, Piper's Pyramide, Provel, Sofia , Texas Goat Cheese, Winnimere, Za'atar Burrata
fresh firm cheeses:
Breakfast Cheese, Cheese Curds, Galbani, Laura Chenel's Cabecou
fresh soft cheeses:
Burrata, Cello Thick & Smooth Mascarpone, Chevre Log, Cream Cheese, Fromage Frais, Galbani, Herbs de Humboldt, LaClare Farms Chevre, LaClare Farms Fondry Jack, Ms. Natural, PsycheDillic, Purple Haze, Quark, Sgt. Pepper, Wasabi Disc, Westfield Farm Smoked Capri