Origin: Ger schmierkäse < schmieren, to spread (see smear) + käse, cheese
See smearcase in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Pennsylvania Dutch Schmierkees
Origin: , from German Schmierkäse, a kind of spreadable cheese
Origin: : schmieren, to smear (from Middle High German smirwen, from Old High German)
Origin: + Käse, cheese (from Middle High German kaese, from Old High German kāsi, from Latin cāseus).