Limburger cheese salad
Print Recipe
5 from 5 votes

Limburger Cheese Salad

Limburger cheese salad is a delightful way to enjoy the rich, tangy cheese. Serve with Bavarian soft pretzels or rye bread and pair with effervescent, flavorful German lagers or Belgian styles blondes, pale ales or saisons. 
Prep Time5 mins
Marinate for30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: German
Servings: 4
Author: CraftBeering


  • 12 oz Limburger cheese
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or sunflower seeds oil
  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced in rings
  • 2 tbsp sweet paprika (such as Hungarian)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds as a finishing touch


  • Slice the Limburger cheese in 1/4 inch thick pieces and arrange onto a serving plate.
  • Mix the sherry vinegar, salt and pepper and oil to make a vinaigrette. Pour it over the sliced Limburger and let it sit for about 30 minutes to marinate. (Due to the strong smell you may want to refrigerate it while marinating, perhaps even covered with another plate or a suitable lid).
  • When ready to serve on a small plate make a layer of paprika and dip one side of the thinly sliced onion rings in paprika. Then arrange onto the marinated cheese slices, paprika coated side up.
  • Finish off with a sprinkle of caraway seeds and enjoy!