The following content is sponsored and paid for by Käserei Champignon.
Maifest is an Alpine folk festival held throughout Bavaria, Germany, to celebrate the arrival of spring. After a long, cold, snowy winter, there’s no doubt that the sight of Bavaria’s glorious verdant green landscape is cause for celebration! This spring, in honor of this time-honored tradition, we are featuring fresh, simple, and seasonal recipes with cheeses all made by Käserei Champignon, a cheese producer located in the Allgäu region of Bavaria.
Käserei Champignon crafts its products with fresh milk sourced from local farms. Their line of soft-ripened specialty cheeses are distinctive for their wonderfully creamy texture and unique flavor profiles, from earthy Champignon Mushroom, to savory Garlic and Chives, to luscious crowd-favorite Cambozola. Get out your picnic blanket and prepare for sunny days and fine fare!
Got pesky dandelions in your yard? Pluck them up and use the greens in a salad! These weeds have a bitter, robust taste that naturally complements the light blue notes of creamy Cambozola and the sweetness of strawberries and candied walnuts.
Homemade pizza is one of those foods that is so satisfying to make and serve to your family and friends. Try this white pie that features St. Mang Bavarian Made Soft-Ripened Cheese with Garlic and Chives as the base. Zucchini slices and halved cherry tomatoes make this your go-to pizza for spring and summer.
Put some spring in your sandwich (as well as a whole lot of flavor) with St. Mang Bavarian Made Soft-Ripened Cheese with Garden Herbs. Make this creation your own: Simply omit the turkey to make it vegetarian-friendly, or throw it on the panini press if you’re craving something hot and melty.
Hosting brunch? Please your guests with this rich quiche starring a classic springtime combo in its filling: mushroom and leeks. Champignon Mushroom—a triple-cream soft-ripened cheese—lends a richness to the custard and imparts mild earthy flavors to the dish. Feel free to use ramps instead of leeks if available.
Dust off that ice cream maker and surprise your family and friends with this savory icy treat. This frozen dessert may resemble chocolate chip ice cream, but it actually features St. Mang Bavarian Made Soft-Ripened Cheese with Mild Green Peppercorns. Balance out the peppery notes by serving scoops in a salted cone.