Butterkäse is a classic semi-soft German cheese with a mild and approachable flavor that is reminiscent of domestically-produced muenster cheese. Although it contains no butter, its name literally means "butter cheese” due in no small part to its butter-like color, texture and flavor. It is also known as Dämenkäse—or "ladies cheese"—because of its delicate flavor and aroma.

Butterkäse cheese’s smooth, creamy, open texture is complimentary to a wide variety of foods, especially when paired with crisp white wines. It makes a delightfully subtle addition to sandwiches and melts beautifully over steamed vegetables and burgers. Shred and add Butterkäse to a bit of butter to dress up spätzle, a classic German side dish. Or simply cube and sprinkle atop salads topped with grilled chicken for a fresh and mild meal.

Type of Milk: Cow | Region of Origin: Germany

  • Slice and serve on a platter with sausages or cured meats, pickles and olives
  • Use to accent the sweetness of grapes, melon and plums when snacking
  • Couples nicely with sour dough rolls
  • Zinfandel
  • Semillon
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Pilsner
  • Light Lagers
  • Chardonnay

    Available in these Sizes

    • Bauer Butterkäse Wedge | 7-9 oz. (random weight)

    • Bauer Butterkäse Wedge | 8 oz.

    • Bauer Butterkäse Wheel | 6 lb.