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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Our Featured Gourmet Pungent Cheese
Limburger has a smelly past. But to clarify, it is this rind that gives Limburger its reputation as a 'Stinker.' Limburger was originally created by Belgian Trappist monks in the monasteries near Limburg in Belgium. A hundred years ago the recipe was adopted by the German cheesemakers and they made it their own.
This is a pasteurized cow's milk cheese with an incredibly pungent aroma, however there are people who think it is not pungent enough. This aroma is caused washing the rind with bacteria that break down the proteins, creating a sulfur like smell. Funny enough the flavor of this peachy-colored Bavarian Limburger is actually relatively mild, especially when you disregard the rind. A Limburger close to the expiration date will have a much stronger flavor than a relatively young Limburger.
The interior is a soft, straw-colored paste that read more...