West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe

Widmer Brick

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Item Number: 11136
Weight: 1 Lb(s) 0 Oz

Product Features

This mild Wisconsin brick is a crowd pleaser that everyone will enjoy. Very buttery and creamy with a light texture. - 1 lb.

  • Appearance:Yellow with small pin holes
  • Texture:Smooth and supple. semi-soft
  • Variety:Brick
  • Milk Type:Cow
  • Pair with:Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir wines. Bock and Porter beers.
  • Serving suggestions:On a cheese platter with your choice of fruits, nuts, breads, and crackers.

Brick is a Wisconsin original, first made by John Jossi around 1877. Some Brick cheeses resemble Germanys surface-ripened Beer Cheese or Beer Kse. Brick was named for its shape and because cheesemakers originally used bricks to press the moisture from the cheese. Wisconsin leads the nation in the production of Brick and surface-ripened Brick. The bacteria that cheesemakers apply to surface-ripened cheeses, known as a smear, develops the full, earthy flavor.

Copy courtesy of Widmer Cheese Cellars.