Tilsiter is a light yellow semihard smear-ripened cheese with a medium-firm texture and irregular holes or cracks. Tilsiter is made from pasteurized cow’s milk and has a dark yellow rind. After the main part of its production, the cheese needs to rest for an additional 2 months. Tilsiter is a complement to hearty brown/rye breads and dark beers. It is a common table cheese, yet versatile. Tilsit can be eaten cubed in salads, melted in sauces, on potatoes, in flans or on burgers.