A genuinely beech smoked Bavarian cheese, Bruder Basil is one of the more balanced smoked cheeses that we carry in the shop. First produced by Trappist monks in the Abbey of Rotthalmunster, Basil Weixler came to learn how to make it with the aid of the monks and began making larger batches in 1902.
Texture wise, Bruder Basil is semi-soft, with a nice amount of buttery and smoky notes to please most any palate. It melts beautifully and pairs great with Dark Horse Brewing’s Boffo Brown Ale or, Edmund Fitzgerald, Great Lakes Brewing Company’s porter.
Bruder Basil beech smoked Bavarian cheese is available inside The Cheese Shop at Jungle Jim’s for $14.79/lb.
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