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don took Mar 2, 2011 01:53 PM

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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    bulavinaka Mar 2, 2011 09:13 PM

    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...

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      Bjartmarr Mar 2, 2011 07:57 PM

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

      1. Servorg Mar 2, 2011 02:23 PM

        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): http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/764911

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        1. re: Servorg
          Servorg Mar 2, 2011 02:31 PM

          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: http://www.igourmet.com/shoppe/prodvi...

          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
            don took Mar 2, 2011 02:46 PM

            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

            1. re: don took
              Servorg Mar 2, 2011 02:58 PM

              Gern Geschehen

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