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.
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Munster is produced in an area that not only makes very pungent cheeses, but also excellent spicy wines. It is the Alsace region in the Northeast of France on the Rhine River plain, bordering Germany and Switzerland. Its production center is the pretty village of Munster, set amid pastures and vineyards.
A young Munster cheese has a thin but firm pinkish-red rind with white paste. As it matures the rind turns to a darker russet color with a deep straw-colored interior. The paste is soft and supple with small holes in it. It becomes almost creamy in texture as it matures. The maturation time is usually 2 to 3 months.
The rind has a strong farmyard aroma with a lemony tang to it and this flavor transfers itself to the paste which is also strong in flavor and has a robustly meaty taste to it.
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