Arugula Salad with Handkäse

Handkäse. You either love it, hate it or have never heard of it.

More than likely, it’s the latter. That's because – as it’s name might suggest – it is a German culinary delight. It is a sour milk cheese with a pungent aroma that is a specialty in the German state of Hessen. To make matters worse (or better?), it is typically served in a vinegar-oil dressing and raw diced onions.

Like I said, love or hate. I happen to LOVE it. Generally, you eat it with thick slices of bread and butter, but tonight I wanted to lighten the dish up. So, an arugula salad was in order.

1 onion diced
4 small wheels of handkäse
4 T. white wine vinegar
5 T. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a shallow bowl, combine oil and vinegar, add in onions and wheels of cheese. Then season to taste. Let sit for 30 minutes. Serve over a salad!

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