Schmelzkäse (Kochkäse), a melting Cheese in different varieties

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A Schmelzkäse is a melting cheese that can be prepared with different ingredients, These cheeses can be spreadable or used as a spread, party dip or Fondue.

One of the favorite cheese spreads is a Beer Cheese with Brie. Depending if you like to use this cheese as a dip or spread, you need to adjust the liquid accordingly. It will firm up when cooled and left in the refrigerator overnight

I tinkered around with different variations and added Beer, also Champagne or Wine to round off the taste. I served it with Pretzels or French Baguette at my Parties, and it was a big hit.

Melting cheese, Fondue
Add some Champagne and serve this cheese as a Fondue

Beer Cheese

Prepare the basic recipe below without the parmesan. Once turning heat of stove on low, add a cubed half brie, 1 tsp granulated garlic, 1 tbsp. Mustard, juice of a half Lemon and 1/2 cup beer to your liking at the end. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with Pretzels as a spread or dip.

Champagne or Wine (Riesling) Cheese

Use basic recipe below, then add at the end up to 1/2 cup of Riesling or Champagne, 1 tsp granulated onions (optional), Parmesan can be replaced with 1/2 Brie, zest and juice of 1/2 lemon. This recipe can also be used as a Fondue

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Eat with crusty French Baguette or Bauernbrot

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