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Mar 2, 2011 01:53 PM

stinky cheese

i'm looking for a german-european deli in the LA area that offers Bierkase, a foil-wrapped, strong smelling cheese from Germany. It's not as strong as limburger, but more so than tilsit or port salut. It doesn't seem to be as available as it use to. Yes, it's strong, but very rich tasting, and goes great when mixed with german cold cuts in sandwiches or melted on a hot dog. Any ideas for a source?

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  1. Here are some places to check with (I'm not sure if any of the will have it or not, but at least this will give you a starting point):

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    1. re: Servorg

      You could also check with places like the Cheese Store of Beverly Hills (and others like it) or Wally's in Westwood. If worst (wurst?) comes to worst then:

      Cheese Store of Silver Lake
      3926 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

      The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills
      419 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA

      Wally's Wine & Spirits
      2107 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

      Andrews Cheese Shop
      728 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA

      1. re: Servorg

        thank you, Servorg. German Cold Cuts International on Topanga Cyn. in Woodland Hills carries Bierkase and several other redolent cheeses. Danke Schoen.

        German Cold Cuts International
        6019 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

      2. You could also try calling the Alpine Village market in Torrance.

        1. Not that this helps you, but Bierkase used to be commonly found at supers like Von's. I remember stocking this when I worked in the deli/liquor depts back in the day. I'm guessing changing demographics has dried up the number of sources...