Simple German Sausage, Cheese and Pretzel Platter

A simple German feast that can easily be assembled and will feed a crowd! Three types of cheese are featured; two are imported from Germany and one is a Boar’s Head brand. The Butterkäse is a semi soft mild cheese and the Cambozola is a very creamy mild type of blue cheese. If these are not available, choose the cheeses to your liking. If you prefer to use cooked sausage, please feel free to substitute it, just warm in the oven and slice before adding to the platter. For another version of a German platter that has similar ingredients see German Fondue Platter.

Ingredients

Sausage
1 lb. of uncooked Bratwurst sausage
1 lb. of uncooked Polish Kielbasa sausage
3 bottles of beer – Oktoberfest or an amber beer
Cheese
1 package of Bauer® brand Butterkäse semi-soft cheese
1 package of German Cambozola soft ripened cheese
1 package of Boar’s Head brand Smoked Butterkäse cheese
Pretzels
Snyder’s® of Hanover Pretzel Rods or your favorite brand
1 package of frozen Super Pretzel brand pretzels or your favorite brand
1 package of bread sticks (try Chçbç® brand bread sticks tossed with olive oil and kosher salt – they are also gluten, wheat and yeast free)
Accompaniments
Düsseldorf Style Mustard
Schaller & Weber Bavarian-Style Sweet & Spicey Mustard
Schaller & Weber Düsseldorf-Style Horseradish Mustard

Technique

In a large pot add beer and sausage and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook uncovered for 30 minutes. Cut on a diagonal after cooked. Cook pretzels and bread sticks according to package instructions. Assemble platter bay adding mustard to small condiment bowls, and arrange the sausage, cheese, pretzels and mustard on the platter. Serve and enjoy!

Suggested Beverage

Try Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen German Amber, Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber Märzen (Germany), Saint Arnold® Oktoberfest (Houston, TX), Samuel Adams® Octoberfest (Boston MA) , Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken (Germany) or Weingut Joh. Haart Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling (Germany).

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