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This is not the Munster with which most Americans are familiar. Alsatian Munster is another animal altogether. Munster is virtually the only regional cheese native to Alsace. It has a very pronounced, powerful aroma that is oddly reminiscent of fried eggs. Munster is smelly due to its washed rind. Cheeses such as Munster, Livarot, Pont L'Eveque, Taleggio, and Limburger are referred to as washed-rind cheeses. They are rubbed by hand with a cloth moistened by a brine solution of rock salt and water. This solution encourages the growth of the bacteria that give these cheeses their characteristically strong flavors and smells, while inhibiting the growth of mold. These cheeses have "red" rinds, which are actually closer to orange in color. Many cheese connoisseurs relish these cheeses, but they are certainly not for the timid. Their depth of flavor and character are difficult to match, and once you develop a taste for them they will surely rank among your favorites.
  • Made from cow's milk.
  • Best enjoyed within seven days of delivery.

Size: 7 ounces Item: 718
$12.99

 






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Latest Customer Reviews for Munster d'Alsace
By Kevin
from Sparks,NV
on May 30, 2014
Good stink
Good taste with slightly strong smell from other stinky cheese.
By William Ryall
from Indiana
on Dec 31, 2012
Absolutely Delicious
Munster is my favorite European cheese because it tastes so good. It is good on bread, crackers or alone with a good red wine. I was pleased to find it at a reasonable price and quick delivery.
By Marlene
from Washington DC
on Mar 10, 2012
Wonderful cheese
I ordered this for a French party. We loved it. Just like what we had in France.
By David
from Puerto Rico
on Jan 21, 2011
Munster d'Alsace
Fantastic. Just like the decription states.
By Chuck
from Arizona
on Dec 03, 2010
Excellent
This cheese never disappoints. You almost wonder why American cheese makers don't try to make similar cheeses. We only seem to know Limberger.
By Some Guy Named Dave
from Near Philly
on May 03, 2010
Best Munster I Ever Had
This cheese was delicious and it goes really well with whole wheat crackers and Victory Hop Wallop IPA. It's pungent, flavorful, and quite soft at room temperature.
By Slim
from Eureka, CA
on Feb 04, 2010
could be better
This munster was good, but not as rich and creamy as the munster I had in the Alsace.
By CheeseFreak
from Westland, MI
on Mar 08, 2009
Good, A little too aged when it came.
Straight up on a cracker, or with something acidic(try pickled garlic, Mission Figs) to offset the EXTERME creaminess. The cheese came VERY ripe, so had to eat it quick before it went bad.
By Philliplebeau
from Decatur, Alabama
on Jan 19, 2009
a different and very good Munster
Much better than the typical domestic so called munster cheeses that I have tried.
By Philliplebeau
from Decatur, Alabama
on Jan 04, 2009
A very good cheese
This is a very good cheese. It is not at all like the tasteless munsters that one usually finds here in the United States.I highly recommend it to anyone that appreciates good cheeses.
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