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  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Germany

  • Family: Cheddar

  • Type: semi-soft, smear-ripened

  • Fat content: 40%

  • Texture: smooth

  • Rind: washed

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: full-flavored, salty, tangy

  • Aroma: strong

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Synonyms: Weisslacker, beer kaese, beer cheese, Whitewash, bierkäse

Bierkase cheese is also known as:

  • Weisslacker meaning 'Whitewash' in German
  • bierkaese (bierkäse, bier käse, bier kaese)
  • Beer cheese

Bierkase cheese which originated in Germany, is produced in the United States as well. Cow's milk is used while preparing the cheese. The cheese has a powerful smell, mild taste and tastes best when ripened for seven months in highly humid conditions. It is a common ingredient in various bread, soups, and dips.

Bierkase cheese is eaten along with beer and sometimes directly dipped in the drinks. It can be served with wine or on small slices of rye or pumpernickel bread and some sliced onions.

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