Our Featured Gourmet Washed Rind Cheese
Munster Gerome is produced in an area that not only makes very pungent cheeses, but also excellent spicy wines. 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.
Munster cheese is an excellent example of a sticky cheese with a delicious taste; the not so experienced cheese taster may need to build up some courage to try 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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