The german delicacy "Käsehäppchen" (cheese nosh) has
been very a very popular party food when I was a child (in the 70s/80s).
You still find it today, among the culinarily retarded, on retro events or
things like football worldcups.

A guide to a lost art.

Step 1: Shopping list

Here's what you need:

1. Cheese
The traditional German cheese for this is "Gouda". If you can't get it in
your region, you may try some similar sort. Go for the "big boring one".
Make sure you buy an cheese that is not famous for having any special
taste and comes in big chunks. Depending on where you live, this may
be cheddar, havarti, brick, etc. See World Cheese Index for advice.
The choice of a good boring cheese is of elementary importance.

2. Grapes
Just any will do.

3. Flag picks
In Germany you can buy these in every larger store. If you live outside
Germany, you may have to work with toothpicks and a printer. Maybe
later I will add an extra instructible on this issue. Needless to say that
by all means it has to be a German flag.

Yes, as was said, Gouda is Dutch. Might I suggest a Klosterkaese or the like. If you like a harder, sharper cheese, use olives instead. The softer the cheese, the sweeter the object on top. Just no spicy things! That tends to ruin a perfectly good piece of cheese and flag! (Unless you're using Pepper Jack.)
Thanks for sharing this, it looks great! We have been looking into <a href="http://seriozpizzaria.net" rel="nofollow">catering in Denver, co</a>. We haven't been sure if we want to make the food ourselves or not. I will have to show my wife and see what she thinks.
Du brauchst etwas rot(?) Schwarz, rot, gelb. L
Oh yes, you are right. Let's see: Cheese, fruit and ... sausage of course!<br/>A Slice of <a rel="nofollow" href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/de/thumb/4/45/Wiener_w%C3%BCrstchen.JPG/800px-Wiener_w%C3%BCrstchen.JPG">Wiener</a> would be nice. Or a cube of the infamous German <a rel="nofollow" href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a9/Lyoner-1.jpg/800px-Lyoner-1.jpg">Fleischwurst</a>.<br/>But maybe then I would replace the grapes by olives. Disgusting - I love it!<br/><br/>By the way: It's &quot;Schwarz, Rot, Gold&quot;.<br/>
Wurst, naturlich! Ich werde dies machen. L Ya gold, entschuldigen mir bitte.
lol i really love americans speaking german thats sounds so goddamn cool
(I'm not American) L
oh im so sorry, i didnt want to insult you it also funny if not german speaking people speaking german
(I'm not insulted)<br/>Learned German at school, got an 'A', forgot most of it...<br/><br/>L<br/><br/>My friend claimed that he remembered most of the French he learned, <em>except the vocabulary</em>... never figured that one out.<br/>
hei&szlig;t es &quot;Buch-deutsch.&quot; Und Amerikaner denken, da&szlig; es unterhaltsam ist, wann Deutsche sprechen Englisch! :-P :-)<br />
Well yes, and I guess it works both ways too. (&quot;Uber da&quot;)<br /> <br /> L<br />
Oh...<br /> uh...<strong><br /> Rise from the dead, long-forgotten comment thread!!</strong><br />
I love those little cheese chunks with grapes pinned to them! My mother and grandmother often make them when our family celebrates a birthday or christmas. We love to snack on them an hour after lunch while sitting together and talking! A funny way of serving them is the "party-igel" (directly translated: party-hedgehog): You take a styrofoam ball (apples work great, too) and wrap it in aluminum foil and stick the toothpicks with cheese and grapes into the ball This was really popular in the 70's, but i think there are still some people who like it ;)
the gouda in germany is very diferent from the gouda in the netherlands
A great British party staple (also of 70s design! (possibly earlier)) is the Cheese (Cheddar) and Pineapple on a stick. Although we don't bother with the flag.
big fun, but Gouda is Dutch :P you stole our delicious cheese XD nvm, these things taste great :P alty
Yes, of course gouda is a dutch cheese. But it is the most popular cheese in Germany. That's what I ment. Credits for the kaas!
hmmm cheese and grapes what an odd combination and i wish my market had those little frag picks those are awsome!
The taste is quite good. You should try.<br/>For the flags: You may oder some <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rabeversand.de/xanario/picker-spiesse-laenderflaggen-c-61_233-0.html">here</a>.<br/>

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