Re:It's baaaaaaack, Liederkranz
LIEDERKRANZ AND LIMBURGER CHEESES ARE BACK
My mother's favorite cheese was Liederkranz, a creamy, pungent, spreadable, not as strong smelling as Limburger but more flavorful. I last tasted it the early 60's before I joined the Army and left home for good. My first permanent duty station was 3years in Germany, a cheese lover's paradise. There were home made cheeses galore including one generic called a Bauerhandkaese, Farmer's Hand Cheese, which was served smeared with olive oil and crusty bread which maybe came close to Liederkranz. In the years since I have often wondered what happened to Liederkranz. A few weeks ago an acquaintance mentioned it and I googled it and found it was again being produced by Hefti Creek. They are also making Limburger which I did not realize was also not being produced anymore. My order of Liederkranz, Limburger and Jaegerwurst arrived. I located at Saranac Pale Ale, Triscuit crackers and had a wonderful nostalgic lunch. My Liederkranz was not yet creamy but still delicious. According the accompanying info sheet, it needs to age a couple months to reach creaminess. Luckily I ordered more than one block which I am giving to myself as a Christmas treat. Luckily my wife does not like stinky cheese.