Kachkéis

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Introduction

Queso Kachkéis is a traditional specialty of Luxembourg. It is said to have been introduced by Spanish troops in the seventeenth century. The Luxembourgers even dedicated a song, called "Madelon," to this cheese. There is also a comedic hero in Luxembourg, known as "SuperJhemp," who feeds on this cheese with fantastic powers.

Production Process

The production of Queso Kachkéis involves the coagulation of milk using lactic acid cultures. This slow coagulation process is followed by heating the curdled milk, which is then stretched and pressed to eliminate as much whey as possible. The dried curd is aged for 3 to 5 days and is ready for sale at this stage.

Flavoring and Cooking

The next stage of Queso Kachkéis processing takes place either in households or in dairies, and involves slow cooking predominately in a bain-marie. According to the recipe, it is flavored with salt and paprika, aromatic herbs, garlic, mustard, white wine, or butter. Kachkéis has a very sticky consistency and is available with different flavors in plastic containers. The spreadable version of this cheese is also available in rolls or blocks. It has a mild and creamy flavor that can vary depending on the flavoring and size.

Traditions and Serving

In Luxembourg, it is customary to enjoy Queso Kachkéis on bread, particularly the local Paysan bread, along with mustard and sometimes butter. To complement the dish, a glass of white wine from the Luxembourg Moselle River is served.

Conclusion

Queso Kachkéis holds a significant place in Luxembourg's culinary heritage. Its origins with Spanish troops, the dedication of a song to it, and the association with the comedic hero SuperJhemp add to its cultural significance. Whether enjoyed on bread or as a spread, this cheese offers a unique and delicious experience for cheese lovers in Luxembourg and beyond.

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