Produced by Widmer’s cheese cellars in the United States, this traditional cheese variety offers an indulgent creamy texture and a mildly sharp flavor profile. It’s rich history, distinctive flavor, and unique orange-colored rind make it a favorite addition to cheese boards, charcuterie trays, and appetizers.
Brick cheese, is believed to have been first made by European immigrants in the United States, particularly in the state of Wisconsin. It is named after the rectangular bricks in which it was originally shaped and aged.
Semi-soft to soft in texture, brick cheese is creamy and slightly crumbly. Its flavor is mild but can develop some sharpness as it ages. It is often described as having a slightly pungent, earthy, and tangy quality. It’s striking orange rind is edible and provides a beautful contrast from the creamy white paste.
As with any cheese, the longer brick cheese is aged, the stronger its flavors become and the firmer and more crumbly the texture, even developing small holes or eyes. Endlessly versatile, enjoy this cheese in many ways. Excellent for sandwiches, grilled cheese, burgers, casseroles, and more its creamy texture melts beautifully into any dish. The aging process and unique flavor profile make Brick cheese a distinctive choice for gourmands, enthusiasts, and those looking to explore regional American cheeses.