Have you ever met someone who’s a little different. . a little unique . . maybe not someone the world would consider normal or socially acceptable, but you are strangely attracted and drawn to them anyway?
This is Limburger, my friends.
Yes, the cheese. I’m talking about cheese. If you’ve never heard of it, which I hadn’t until I moved to Wisconsin, it’s known as the stinky cheese. The cheese you can smell a few miles away. That one.
Well, you can’t let the smell deter you. . this cheese is fabulous when eaten the right way. Like this.
Yes, I’m channeling those gooey, messy, drippy burgers from Carl’s Jr. with this one. . is Carl’s Jr. just a California thing? Anyway, this is the BIG DADDY. The take-a-bite-and-have-cheese-and-stuff-on-your-face-but-you-don’t-care sandwich. And the best part? Other than the cheese? There’s bratwurst and pickled red onions in here yo.
The Ultimate Limburger and Bratwurst Sandwich
For pickled red onions:
- 1 red onion peeled and thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water
- 1 large onion peeled and sliced
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter cubed
- 1 1/2 bottles red lager beer
- 4 bratwursts
- 8 slices rye bread
- 6 oz. Wisconsin limburger sliced into 8 pieces
- Dijon mustard
- Pickled red onions
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups red cabbage shredded
- 2 teaspoons brown rice vinegar or red wine vinegar
For pickled red onions:
- Place onion slices in mason jar and set aside. Using small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients until sugar and salt have dissolved. Pour vinegar mixture over onions, cover with lid and let sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour. To store, cover with lid and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
- Heat grill to high heat. Place onions and butter on medium-sized tray. Grill until softened. Pour in beer, add bratwursts and cover tray with aluminum foil. Reduce heat to medium and poach bratwursts for about 5 minutes on each side. Remove from liquid and grill bratwursts until nicely browned and charred slightly. Remove from grill and slice each bratwurst in half lengthwise.
- Toast rye bread and immediately place two slices limburger on bottom slices. Spread Dijon mustard on top of slices. For each sandwich, place one sliced grilled bratwurst onto limburger cheese, top with pickled red onions and shredded cabbage. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon of brown rice vinegar over shredded cabbage and cover with top slice, mustard-side down. Enjoy sandwiches with a dark beer.
So, head on over to The Wisconsin Cheese Talk blog to read this one and to find out why on earth I made a sandwich like this!! I hope you enjoy!! Oh, and you need a dark beer with this one. Don’t miss this recipe!! If you’ve heard of Limburger and like it, hate it, like the sandwich . . or just have something to say, please leave me a comment on the Wisconsin Cheese Talk blog, I’d love to hear from you!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Wisconsin Cheese. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.