Gourmet Pungent Cheese

Browse our great selection of pungent or stinky cheeses. Some people love them, some people hate them. It’s all about getting it past your nose to experience the flavor and texture of the cheese. Many pungent cheeses have a washed-rind and if you like to pair these pungent creatures you can do that with a floral, sweet wine like a Riesling or Gewurtztraminer, a full-bodied red wine or try it with a beer, a Lambic. We dare you. Try them and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.

We will be adding exciting new Gourmet Pungent Cheeses frequently, so come back soon!

Our Featured Gourmet Pungent Cheese
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Epoisses is made in a small town in Burgundy, in France and is one of the great gourmet cheeses of France and of the world. Each gourmet cheese is covered in an edible reddish-brown coating, and underneath that coating is a creamy, soft, white interior with a daunting aroma that comes straight from the farm, often said it is a candidate for the top ten most pungent French cheeses. Epoisses is produced in small discs and is washed in Marc de Bourgogne as it ripens. The flavor is deliciously rustic but also creamy and refreshing with sour lemons lingering on the palate. Because of the strong flavor and aroma of this cheese, it is best served on its own, rather than used in cooking. Truly a great French gourmet cheese, Epoisses must rank high on your list of great French gourmet cheeses to be both savored and appreciated. read more...
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  • Taleggio D.O.P. is a soft Italian gourmet cheese that is considered a delicacy when served in dishes or when served on its own as a delightful Italian taste treat. It is a gourmet cheese of very old origins, perhaps even before the 10th century. Its regional origin was the Val Taleggio, in the province in Bergamo, from which derives the name of the cheese. Currently the area of production and ripe... read more
  • Epoisses is made in a small town in Burgundy, in France and is one of the great gourmet cheeses of France and of the world. Each gourmet cheese is covered in an edible reddish-brown coating, and underneath that coating is a creamy, soft, white interior with a daunting aroma that comes straight from the farm, often said it is a candidate for the top ten most pungent French cheeses. Epoisses is prod... read more
  • Grayson is a soft, finely textured cheese with a orange-brown sticky rind, a golden semi-soft paste, a pungent aroma and a rich, beefy taste with nutty overtones. Virginia's Feete family says it is reminiscent of an Italian Taleggio or a French Livarot. Grayson is made with raw milk of Jersey cows and aged longer than their Italian and French counterparts, around 60 days; no pesticides or herbicid... read more
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