Delicious Food – Carinthian Cheese Noodle

Have you ever eaten delicious Carinthian food? What do you think is typically for the Carinthian cuisine? There is a variety of different food, here are some examples: Kärntner Käsnudel, Kärntner Reindling, Sterz/Frigga, Kärntner Laxn, Kärntner Ritschert. It’s typical regional food and it’s difficult to find a proper translation. Today I will show you how prepare my favourite dish.

This recipe of the Carinthian Cheese Noodle isn’t complex, but it requires careful measuring of all ingredients, it takes time and you have to be patient. Usefully tips how to prepare were given to me.

Indication of ingredients:


  • 1000 g flour (grout)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water (warm)


  • 500 g potatoes (floury)
  • 1000 g curd crumbly cheese
  • little bit of mint (fresh noodle mint)
  • little bit of chervil
  • 2 onions
  • some olive oil
  • little bit of mint (fresh noodle mint)


  • butter
  • chives

The first step is to make the dough. Put all ingredient together. Knead dough until it’s elastic and soft. Cover it with a towel and leave it for one hour. Roll it out after one hour. Make round pieces with a dimension of 10 centimeters.

For the second step, you take the ingredients to make the filling. Bring a large pot of slightly salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook for 30 minutes until they are finished. Put the water away, peel them and press them. Now cut the onions and put some olive oil in a hot pan. Roast them until they have the perfect color (yellow & brown). When completed, mix everything together and season to taste. Finally make small balls.

The third and most difficult step is the filling. Please watch this video and you will know what I mean. It’s about how to fill it and get it closed. The closing is called: “Krendeln”.

Indication of source:
Note: There is a tale in Carinthia that only women who are able to fulfill this task are allowed to marry.

After you formed the noodles they are ready to be boiled in hot water.

Take a big pot and heat up salted water. Then reduce the heat and brew the noodles for 10 minutes. Swimming noodles are ready to eat.

Last but not least. Cut chives, melt butter and put it over your Carinthian Cheese Noodle.

Enjoy your meal!

Now you can try the recipe, if you like to and please let me know your results. Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed and I could you motivate to cook this traditional food.

Rating: 5 out of 5.