Hand cheese is a traditional cheese, shaped by hand, with sharp flavor and strong smell. You can find imported hand cheese – also sold as Harzer cheese – from Germany at specialty food stores. If hand cheese is unavailable, you may substitute Limburger cheese, an equally aromatic cheese widely available in many areas.
- 2 hand cheeses very ripe, 7 ounces each
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon caraway seed
- salt and freshly milled black pepper
- 1 small yellow onion peeled and thinly sliced
Cut the cheese into 1/2-inch slices and put them in a shallow serving dish.
Whisk the oil, vinegar, caraway, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Spread the onion on the cheese and pour the marinade over it. Marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Serve with thick slices of fresh wholesome bread and butter.
Recipe courtesy of Nadia Hassani, Spoonfuls of Germany