A Kasbrettl is an assortment of cheeses arranged on a board.
Bavarian Cheese Board
Cheeseboards are not only for vegetarians a popular food choice in the Oktoberfest tents in Munich.
Read below to find some inspiration for a German inspired cheese platter.
How is Cheese board called in German?
Cheese board is called "Kasbrettl" in the Bavarian German accent.
How to pronounce "Käse" & "Kasbrettl" in German?
Listen to this audio file to hear how to say "Käse" in German.
Listen to this audio file to hear how to say "Kasbrettl" in German.
A well-assembled cheese platter is always a hit!
It is easy and takes little time to prepare. However, these tips should be considered:
Around a half an hour before serving, the cheese should be removed from the refrigerator so that the aroma can develop fully. The only exception: cream cheese should be served chilled. It is best to pre-cut the cheese into slices – that way the cheese will not dry out and the taste is best maintained.
Depending on if the cheese platter is served on its own or at the end of a meal, there is a rule of thumb in regard to quantity: 2-3 oz. per person of cheese when the platter concludes the menu and 6-8 oz. per person when it is served alone.
When shopping for your cheese selection, the following applies: the platter should have between five to nine types/flavors of cheese.
A good orientation offers a “cheese clock”. The cheese is presented clockwise from mild to sharp in the order in which they should be enjoyed.
Ideally the decoration on a cheese platter should not only look beautiful but also can be eaten along with the cheese. Some examples are: red and green grapes, cherry tomatoes, pickled vegetables, and figs.
Depending on the type of cheese, pear slices or radishes also make a delicious decoration.
In addition to fruits and vegetables, nuts and herbs give the cheese platter a final touch.
Oktoberfest Cheese Board Recipe
German Cheese Platter
- Brie or Camembert
- Blue cheese
- Hard cheese like Alpine Style
- Gruyère or Swiss
- Pretzels or pretzel rolls
- Kaiser rolls
- Farmer´s bread
- Arrange all items on a wooden board or serving plate.
- Cover with cling film and refrigerate if you don´t serve it right away.
Serve with fresh homemade German bread and/or rolls.
Shopping Tip: If you can´t find high quality European style cheeses in your supermarket you can try Farmer´s markets or online shops to find authentic cheese variations.