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    Murtaler Steirerkäse

    During your stay in the Murtal - definitely try it!

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Murtaler Steirerkäse (Styrian Cheese)

Murtaler Steirerkäse is very typical in our region and shapes the region's culinary offerings in a wide variety of forms!

Murtaler Steirerkäse is a firm cooked cheese that was originally produced by many farms for their own consumption. The cheese is made from specially matured skimmed curd. Spices (caraway, salt, pepper), cooking salt and milk are added to the curd. This gives Murtaler Steirerkäse its typical hearty, spicy taste. 


Some direct marketers refine it even more by adding butter and by folding in the "Bröselkäse" (the spiced curd). If you spot white dots (eyes), these are the pieces of crumbled cheese that have been lifted in by hand - a sign of genuine handicraft. This snack cheese is considered a rustic regional speciality and should not be missing from any Brettljause. Steirerkäse is especially recommended with a slice of wood-fired bread.


Not for nothing has the region been the "Genussregion Murtaler Steirerkäse" for 10 years!

A tip - a real treat even warm!t

Murtaler Steirerkäse - homemade

Murtaler Steirerkäse can also be made yourself with patience. Try this spicy and savory treat on fresh brown bread, as a soup or melted over egg dishes.

For the cheese, put the dry curd in a shallow bowl, cover with a cloth and leave at room temperature for two to three days, stirring daily. This will create a spicy aroma.


Then add salt and whole caraway seeds. Then melt in hot butter or clarified butter in a saucepan, stirring continuously. Now a viscous mass is formed, into which crumbled curd cheese can be stirred if desired. Pour this mixture into a rinsed bowl and refrigerate until the Steirerkäse is stiff.


Enjoy the cheese on fresh brown bread or melted over egg dish.

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