Sunday, November 15, 2009
Here are the typical items you can enjoy each morning in Oberammergau for breakfast: Butter, Milk, Cheese, Yogurt, Honey and Baked Goods. Whether cheese snacks with original “Ethnic Ammergauers” or cheese straws with beer cheese from the Ettal cheese dairy – the bakers onsite will spoil you with regional specialities and turn snack time into an experience every time.
The cheese is from the Ettal Working Cheese Dairy. Here you can watch the production process of the mil to the golden yellow cheese through glass windows. The Ettalers have imported the cheesemaker from the Allgäu as good cheese is always the consequence of the craftsmanship of the “master” and the product of his ideas. And the man certainly has them: A wild garlic cheese or the beer cheese, very tasty! And as in the end you just have to have a taste, in the dairy there is a little café where you can still buy at fair prices.
Ettal Monastery: The Ettal monastery liqueur has well-nigh magical powers they say. Insiders just talk about the yellow, the red, the green and the brown.
The yellow has the appearance of honey and saffron, the red the full taste of the bilberry and that at only 25% vol.
The green has an aromatic fragrance because of its 40 herbs (recipe is kept in absolute secrecy!) and the brown is bitters: refined and classy. 45% vol, it cleans its way through. Then there is the semi-sweet hops with the aroma of Hallertau hops and the clear. No sugar, spicy and bitter.
What does you good on the inside also helps on the outside. Arnica and mountain pine, embrocations from the skilful hands of the monks revive tired muscles. The multi-skilled of Ettal have also gone into another area - the realm of perfumes. Under the generic term Bonus Odor there are two ladies’ and two gentlemen’s perfumes!
A visit into the kingdom of Frater Vitalis is very enlightening, it is just the herbal recipe that he will still not give away!
Information obtained from the Official Passion Play website.