Gourmet Washed Rind Cheese

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Tilsit, also called Tilsiter, was the invention of Dutch immigrants to the town of Tilsit in East Prussia, now Lithuania. Since then it has been widely copied and is made all over Germany. In the east of the country it is also known as Tollenser. The traditional shape for Tilsit is a large wheel but, increasingly, the cheese is being produced in large loaf shapes, so is the one we offer you. This German gourmet cheese has a washed thin brownish rind and creamy yellow paste, very similar in appearance to Danish Havarti, with its irregular holes and bread-like appearance. The texture is very springy and elastic but fairly moist. Tilsit has a little bit of an aroma and warm earthy flavor. Tilsit is a versatile cheese and the Germans traditionally serve it thinly sliced for breakfast. It toasts well and is also good for cooking and can be melted read more...
Browse our great selection of Gourmet Washed Rind Cheeses. Washed rind cheeses are typically bathed or washed with salted water, wine, brandy or local spirits. The washing or bathing helps to break down the curd from the outside. The washing process also helps cheeses to retain moisture, and develop a powerful flavor. The cheese becomes soft and thick and the rind becomes part of the cheese. The color changes to reddish or yellowish. These pungent, stinky cheeses often have a smooth and creamy interior. Try them and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.

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