Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday's Cupful: Muenster Cheese

Smelly but flavorful slices

Slices of this pale cheese have a soft-creamy texture with mild to sharp flavors depending on the age of the cheese. Look for the noticeable rind, light yellow color, and strong odiferous scent of fermented cheese when dealing with Muenster cheese. To some, North American Muenster often has milder flavors compared to German and French versions. This cheese, made from cow’s milk, originated in the Alsace region of Europe, which was historically ruled by both Germans and Frenchmen. Muenster dates to the Middle-Ages.

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