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Old German Weissa Kase

4 oz block


8 oz block


Goot Essa Old German is a hand-made, washed curd cheese that has its inspiration clearly in the Swiss Alps—the ancestral home of the Amish people.

Texture A medium-bodied cheese with a smooth, creaminess
Flavor Cream and butter with a touch of tang and a long silky finish
Milk Type Cow
Shelf Life 3 months
Presentation 4 oz block, 8 oz block, and 5 lb loaf; vacuum sealed

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Goot Essa Old German Weissa Kase is a raw, cow milk, semi-soft, washed curd cheese with a smooth texture and a buttery, creamy taste.  A true all-natural, artisanal cheese, Goot Essa Old German Weissa Kase in Pennsylvania Dutch translates to “white cheese” and is the typical household cheese of local Amish families. This farmstead, hand-made cheese is produced from a traditional German-Swiss recipe which gives it a long, silky finish. Old German Weissa Kase is an incredibly versatile cheese that is great on sandwiches yet is also a hit as a snack cheese on crackers and can still serve well on a cheese plate.  This cheese is perfect whenever a soft buttery taste is required with a creamy-smooth texture.

Also produced in 40 lb blocks, Old German Weissa Kase is aged for 6 months in order to round out the taste profile. This cheese is great in casseroles and adds dimension to lettuce salads. Due to the semi-soft texture, it also makes a great base for cheese logs.  This cheese pairs well with various sweets and jellies such as apple butter, honey, and Amish preserves. Berries bring out other taste dimensions of Old German, as do crisp fruits, sweet white wines, Belgium wheat beers and German pilsners.

The milk for this cheese is produced on the Esh family farm located in the Nittany Valley of central Pennsylvania.  The Eshes are proud of both their farmstead and the care that they give each individual animal. A large emphasis is put on cow comfort and providing a natural environment for the cows.

Goot Essa—good food in Pennsylvania Dutch.

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