Limburger cheese is a semi-soft, washed rind cheese from Belgium and Germany, made with pasteurized cow’s milk.
Limburger cheese was originally created by Belgian Trappist Monks in the 1800s in the Limburg region of Belgium. Due to its popularity, German cheesemakers in the Allgau region of Germany began making Limburger cheese and today, Germany is the largest producer of Limburger in the world.
Limburger Flavor: Mild, nutty, slightly tangy
Limburger Texture: Semi-soft
Limburger Country: Belgium, Germany
Limburger is famous for its powerful, pungent aroma, caused by a particular strain of bacteria that grows on the surface of the cheese. But don’t let the funkiness keep you from trying this delicious cheese; the flavor is surprisingly mild and brie-like with a slight tang. Limburger has a soft, silky, spreadable texture that softens as it ages. The exterior of the cheese is covered with a thin pale, orange-brown rind
Why You’ll Love Limburger Cheese
Origin: Belgium, Germany
Flavor: Mild, nutty, slightly tangy
Limburger Pairs With: Dark, hearty bread with mustard and a slice of onion
An ice cold, dark Belgian ale or German Porter, Red Zinfandel