What are cheese noodles? And where do they come from?
The answer to these questions is particularly difficult because there are no really satisfying answers either here on the net or in Büchern.
Spätzle should have been around for quite some time, but at first they were mentioned in the schwätzle Göppingen, but about Käsespätzle there is nothing at all to find. They were suddenly there somehow.
The assumption is obvious that they were not "invented" by the Allgäuers as is often claimed, but rather by the Swabians.
In between the 17th and 19th centuries many young people from the even poorer Vorarlberg went to Swabia as seasonal workers. These Swabian children, as they were called, may have brought the recipe to Allgäu, Vorarlberg and Switzerland.
Presumably, due to a lack of the right equipment, the long spouts there became the short spops, spats, knops, and spops.
Möglich is also that the short Knöpfle were always already in the universe, coming from Südtirol. From there they came to the Swabians and came back as Käsespätzle. Unfortunately, no one really knows.
Fest stands, Käsespätzle taste excellent, are very nutritious so ideal for hard working mountain farmers.
No matter who invented them now, Käsespätzle and especially "Allgäuer Käspätzle" are a worldwide known specialty today.
Recipes: The whole diversity of Käsespätzle
Recipes for the Käsespätzle there are many, but the recipes for the dough are uniform. Differences exist partly in the consistency of the dough and in the shape of the spätzle, which can vary greatly in appearance and size. Greater regional differences are more likely to be found in the types of crop used.