National Pretzel Day

Did you know today marks National Pretzel Day? Well, we did! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with our famous Bavarian Pretzels! These hand-made, mahogany colored sticks are the real deal – chewy, flavorful and the perfect addition to any meal. Want to give your pretzel an extra kick? We’ve got you covered. Use our delicious homemade Cheez Whiz recipe to whip up a dipping sauce that perfectly complements your pretzel. You can thank us later. Bavarian Pretzel “Cheez Whiz” ¼ cup Butter ¼ cup Flour 2 cups Whole Milk 2 cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded 2 tbl Smoked Tabasco ¼ tsp salt Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and cook 2-4 minutes stirring constantly. Slowly add milk and continue stirring. When mixture just begins to boil and thicken, immediately remove from heat. Stir in shredded cheese, smoked Tabasco and salt. Check seasoning. Along mixture to cool. Aerate with mixer and serve with warm Companion Bavarian Pretzels.
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Pretzel Dipping Sauce Slaw & Bratwurst

Try this simple, delicious slaw…made with our Honey Mustard Pretzel Dipping Sauce. Perfect topping for a bratwurst on a pretzel, or as a side with a sandwich or picnic.

For more information about our dipping sauce, visit our Pretzel Dipping Sauce page. Watch Josh prepare the dish below!

Downloadable PDF of Pretzel Dipping Sauce Slaw & Bratwurst Recipe

Pretzel Dipping Sauce Slaw & Bratwurst Ingredients: Instructions In a large bowl, shred Granny Smith apple, and mix together with cabbage slaw. Pour in full jar of Honey Mustard Pretzel Dipping Sauce, and mix together until cabbage is coated with sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. Grill bratwurst, and place on pretzel. Top with cabbage slaw and enjoy!
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Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Dipping Sauce

Check out this great recipe for Companion Cheese Sauce! Companion Cheese Sauce is perfect for parties, holiday gatherings, or as an easy appetizer. Partnered with Companion’s Bavarian Pretzels is our favorite way to enjoy. What do you partner your Companion Cheese Sauce with? Let us know! Click here for a PDF of the recipe.
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Grilled Bratwurst Sandwich

This delicious bratwurst sandwich recipe was originally created for us by Chef Andy White from Schlafly Tap Room, for our CollaBREADtive series. Try it with grilled bread or our pretzel rolls for a twist! Brat Sandwich-HOR Grilled Bratwurst Sandwich Mustard Mix 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp whole grain mustard 1 tsp toasted mustard seed Red Cabbage Slaw 1 head shaved red cabbage 1 head shaved green cabbage 1 yellow onion, sliced 4 ounces cider vinegar 3 ounces sugar 1 tbsp salt 1 tbsp mustard seed 1 tsp dry mustard 1 tbsp caraway seeds Boil vinegar, sugar, and spice mixture for 2 minutes and pour over cabbage and onion mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Sauerkraut 1 pound of sauerkraut 1 yellow onion, sliced 1 tbsp caraway seeds 1 ham hock Combine all ingredients. Cover in foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Pick the meat off of the ham hock and stir into the sauerkraut. To Serve: 2 bratwursts boiled in beer mustard mix red cabbage slaw sauerkraut cooked with ham hocks 2 slices Muenster cheese Smear mustard mix on one slice of bread. Place slaw on mustard mix. Split the bratwurst lengthwise and grill it. Place grilled bratwurst on the slaw, top with sauerkraut and muenster and melt.
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Grilled G&W Bratwurst Sandwich

Watch Chef Andy White, of the Schlafly Tap Room, demonstrate how to make the delicious Grilled G&W Bratwurst Sandwich prepared on Companion’s Pale Ale Bread. Get the full recipe below. Grilled G&W Bratwurst Sandwich by Chef Andy White, Schlafly Tap Room Mustard Mix 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp whole grain mustard 1 tsp toasted mustard seed Red Cabbage Slaw 1 head shaved red cabbage 1 head shaved green cabbage 1 yellow onion, sliced 4 ounces cider vinegar 3 ounces sugar 1 tbsp salt 1 tbsp mustard seed 1 tsp dry mustard 1 tbsp caraway seeds Boil vinegar, sugar, and spice mixture for 2 minutes and pour over cabbage and onion mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Sauerkraut 1 pound of sauerkraut 1 yellow onion, sliced 1 tbsp caraway seeds 1 ham hock Combine all ingredients. Cover in foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Pick the meat off of the ham hock and stir into the sauerkraut. To Serve: 2 G&W bratwursts boiled in beer mustard mix red cabbage slaw sauerkraut cooked with ham hocks 2 slices Muenster cheese Toast the 2 pieces of Companion Pale Ale bread (You may also use Companion Pretzel Bread or French Baguette). Smear mustard mix on one slice of bread. Place slaw on mustard mix. Split the bratwurst lengthwise and grill it. Place grilled bratwurst on the slaw, top with sauerkraut and muenster and melt.
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