In school I learned that the German word Brotzeit is the time when an evening meal is served…

However, it is in fact a snack at any time of day and an important part of Bavarian beer garden culture; many restaurants or pubs have a separate “Brotzeit” menu, which includes cold meat, sausage or cheese served with bread.

Here is a vegetarian Brotzeit enjoyed in a beer garden recently…

I love these old weathered wooden bread boards used for serving. Above, local cheese with caraway seeds. Below, Emmental cheese platter.

It was so delicious I just had to share!


30 thoughts on “Brotzeit

    • Hey, Du sprichst deutsch! πŸ˜€ Du hast recht. The pretzels were on the small size, not like the Oktoberfest ones! But we had lovely spiced bread with our cheese platters!

  1. Lovely, that would be nice right now!! Love the cheeses, wheres the bread!! I found your site looking for different european cheeses, nice site.

    my hobby is woodworking, I make alot of cutting boards and serving boards.
    thanks for sharing,
    South Carolina, USA

    • Hi Michael. Nice of you to stop by! The place where I had this cheese platter makes a wonderful homemade bread with cumin and spices in it. An acquired taste perhaps as it’s quite strong, but goes well with the homebrewed beer too! (It’s a monastery beer garden!)
      The cheeses would look good on one of your wooden serving boards. πŸ˜€

  2. Hi Cathy
    I Like your site, and thank you for looking at my site. The bread sounds really good too. We have a friend bakery and an Italian bakery for bread and pastries but we don’t have anyone with a variety of cheeses that you have. Two or three types of goat cheese is about all. You are lucky to have all the great food. Now we do have a lot of brewery’s, some really great beer. Wish I could be their to have some of the cheese and a good cool beer!

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