Oktoberfest Food PairingAugust 18, 2023
We at Cave Direct are dedicated to bringing the authentic Oktoberfest experience to the pubs and bars of the UK. Beyond the exceptional beer itself, the culinary component plays a pivotal role in elevating the festivities. In this blog post, we unveil the art of Oktoberfest food pairings, empowering your establishment to deliver an unparalleled and immersive Oktoberfest celebration to your customers.
Pretzels: An Indispensable Companion
No Oktoberfest celebration is complete without the presence of the iconic pretzel, or ‘Brezel’ as it’s known in German. These oversized, golden-brown treats epitomize Bavarian culture and are the perfect accompaniment to Oktoberfest beer.
The lightly salted exterior, soft interior and satisfying chewy texture, creates a perfect match to the malty flavours of Oktoberfest beer.
Bratwurst: Reigning Supreme Among Sausages
Among the myriad of sausages in German cuisine, the bratwurst reigns supreme during Oktoberfest. These expertly grilled or pan-fried pork sausages boast robust flavours and a satisfyingly firm texture. The savoury, smoky notes of bratwurst harmonise effortlessly with the rich maltiness of Oktoberfest beer. Accompanied by traditional sides such as sauerkraut and mustard, bratwurst and Oktoberfest beer create a symphony of flavours that are certain to delight the taste buds of your patrons.
Schweinshaxe (Pork Knuckle): A Hearty Bavarian Delight
For those seeking an indulgent and hearty dish to compliment Oktoberfest beer, look no further than the legendary Schweinshaxe. This Bavarian specialty features a succulent roasted pork knuckle boating crispy skin and tender meat. The flavourful, juicy pork finds its perfect counterpart in the malty sweetness of Oktoberfest beer.
Obatzda: A Creamy Delight
Add a touch of creamy decadence to your Oktoberfest menu with Obatzda. This cheese spread is crafted from soft cheeses such as Camembert or Brie, expertly blended with butter, spices and sometimes beer. Obatzda’s savoury profile meshes harmoniously with pretzels or crusty bread.
Sauerkraut: The Refreshing Balancer
As a staple in German cuisine, sauerkraut holds its own during Oktoberfest celebrations. This fermented cabbage delicacy boasts a tangy, slightly sour flavour profile. Its crispness and acidity act as a refreshing palate cleanser, adeptly cutting through the richness of the Oktoberfest beers.