Liederkranz originated in upstate New York
in the late 1800s as a replica of a traditional soft, smelly cheese from
Germany that immigrants missed, and could no longer get because it
would spoil during shipping. The cheese recipe left New York for Ohio in
1926 before finally finding a new home in Wisconsin, which has an
enthusiastic German fan base.
Slightly less pungent than Limburger, but
similar. Surface ripened, made in small rectangles. Robust and buttery
with pale yellow crust becoming golden brown with age. Spreadable.
Moist, edible, golden yellow crust cradles a pale ivory interior with a honey-like consistency.
Soft and creamy
Robust and buttery flavor; milder than Limburger.
Goes Well With
Pairs particularly well with dark bread and dark beer and is enjoyed as an appetizer, on salads or sandwiches, or with fruits.