Basils Original Rauchkäse is a German semi-soft smoked cow's milk cheese that was originally crafted by Trappist Monks in the Abbey of Rotthalmunster. Today the modern, Bavarian cheese is manufactured by the Bergader Private Cheese dairy, which was founded by Basil Weixler in 1902. Clearly the cheese is named after him.
Still produced in accordance to the monks' old traditions, the cheese is cold smoked over beech wood which gives it a rich, creamy texture and special, smoky flavor. The yellow cheese has small holes and a dark orange natural rind.
Basils Original Rauchkäse is an ideal cheese for sandwiches, grilling, and would add a special smokey flavor to your raclette. Dry white wine, a soft red wine or a cold glass of beer pair well with this German cheese.
We cut and wrap this cheese in pieces of 8 ounces and 1 pound.