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Der Käseigel

Today in German Words Explained we explain the word “Käseigel“.

The Käseigel was popular at parties on the 60s and 70s. Fruit, cheese and even vegetables are placed on cocktail sticks and stick into a large fruit, such as a melon, similar to the way that cheese and pineapple are served.

The form given by placing the sticks in the melon resembles a hedgehog or Igel, hence the name Käseigel.

The word Käseigel is now considered threatened in German, as it is used so seldomly.

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8 Responses to “Der Käseigel”

  1. Personal Loan Says:

    This awesome post on Der Käseigel. is interesting.

  2. AllThingsGerman.net» Blog Archive » Coming soon… Says:

    […] To give you some idea of what the transcripts will look like, we will send you a sample as a PDF attachment. It is the full text of one of our favourite episodes: Der Käseigel. […]

  3. Pension Sprachschule Maria Shipley » Blog Archive » Coming soon… Says:

    […] To give you some idea of what the transcripts will look like, we will send you a sample as a PDF attachment. It is the full text of one of our favourite episodes: Der Käseigel. […]

  4. redballoon Says:

    Not sure how to subscribe and/or receive the text. Can you please send me something by email?
    Thanks!

  5. Graham Says:

    I have sent you the sample transcript by e-mail.

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  6. German Words Explained» Blog Archive » Silvester & Wunderkerzen Says:

    […] talk about the topics that we covered, and in particular about the Käseigel.  Back in June 2007 Maria promised to make one and 158 episodes later here it is: Ein […]

  7. Maria S. Says:

    Just got a phone call from a friend in Heidelberg. She made the Käseigel after seeing the post/pic and it was a big hit with her international friends.

    Who knows – this might be the new beginning of a Teutonic Käseigel invasion:))

  8. Graham Says:

    Has she subscribed to the mailing list yet?

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