Limburger cheese

Undoubtedly the stinkiest of the strong-smelling cheeses, limburger has a rind that ranges in color from yellow to reddish-brown and a yellow, pasty interior. This strong, pungently flavored cheese is made from cow’s milk and is soft-ripened for about 3 months. Though it originated in Belgium and is now also made in the United States, most limburger comes from Germany. The imports continue to ripen during transit, however, and often arrive devastatingly odorous. Though it’s definitely categorized among those foods that are an “acquired taste,” limburger has legions of fans. It’s best served with full-flavored food and drink such as onions, dark breads and dark beer. See also cheese.



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