Cheese, muenster

Fun Facts

  1. Muenster cheese originated in a monastery in the Alsace region of France sometime around the 7th century (by either Irish or Italian monks). Germany has adopted this French cheese as it own, and Muenster is also popular in Scandinavia.
  2. Muenster is a semisoft cow’s milk cheese with an orange colored rind. Its flavor ranges from mild when young, to quite strong for well aged cheeses.
  3. Muenster cheese made in the U.S. (and many other countries) is a very bland cheese which has no real resemblance to Muenster made in France and Germany.
  4. Keep cheese in a chunk. Do not slice cheese ahead of time.
  5. Only cut off what you plan to use at the moment.
  6. This approach helps keep cheese from drying out.
  7. Cheese tastes best when eaten at room temperature.
  8. Bring cheese out of the refrigerator an hour or so before you plan on serving it.
  9. Do not freeze cheese because it dries the cheese and alters its flavor.
  10. If your cheese should happen to get some mold on it, don’t worry; surface mold on cheese is perfectly natural.

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