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Stinky Cheese

Never has there been a more controversial cheese category! Beloved by many, the smelly cheese world is as vast as it is delicious. Cheese lovers will salivate at the sight (and smell) of a pungent cheese wheel, as they know that inside lies a creamy and rich pate, full of nutty and woodsy flavors. Because the stinky cheese category is very varied, you’ll find many different types of cheeses here – like famous Epoisses, Pont L’Eveque, and many other favorites. So don’t be timid and discover this incredibly delicious style of cheese!
1 - 19 of 19 products:
Pont L'Eveque AOC
from France by Graindorge
Soft cow's milk cheese, supple and with wonderful fruity afternotes.
5 out of 5 stars rating (12 reviews)
Raclette
from France by Schmidhauser
Raw cow’s milk cheese with a pronounced nutty flavor and firm texture, creamy-delicious when melted.
5 out of 5 stars rating (1 review)
English Waxed Rind Stilton
from United Kingdom by Tuxford/Tubbet
Lighter than Gorgonzola, richer than Danish Blue, this English Blue is just right.
5 out of 5 stars rating (1 review)
Roquefort Carles AOC (pre order)
from France by Societe Bee
Tangy, cave-aged sheep's milk cheese from France, peppered with blue veins
5 out of 5 stars rating (1 review)
Roquefort Papillon - Black Label
from France by Papillon
Enjoy this divine French classic with its robust flavors and velvety texture
5 out of 5 stars rating (1 review)
Epoisses Berthaut
from France by BERTHAUT
An intense cow milk cheese, creamy and rubbed with Marc de Bourgogne.
4.5 out of 5 stars rating (11 reviews)
Livarot Grain D''orge
from France by Graindorge
One of France's oldest cheeses, Livarot is a rich and complex cheese from Normandy, pungent and bold, creamy and smooth.
4.5 out of 5 stars rating (18 reviews)
Tete De Moine
from Switzerland by Emmi
Bold and piquant cheese also known as Bellelay; strong nutty and fruity flavors, best enjoyed shaved. Very pungent!
4.5 out of 5 stars rating (3 reviews)
Brie De Meaux - 50% (pre order)
from France by Rouzaire
Arguably the most popular of French cheeses, this Brie has a velvety taste and bears the AOC standard, undisputable mark of quality.
4.5 out of 5 stars rating (2 reviews)
Taleggio DOP
from Italy by Cade Ambros
Rich and smooth, with hints of fruitiness to its pate, this soft Lombardy cheese is a great accompaniment to salads and a choice cheese for dessert.
5 out of 5 stars rating (4 reviews)
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Munster
from France by Fromi
Enjoy the bold flavors of this versatile cheese from France and enhance a wide variety of dishes.
4.5 out of 5 stars rating (4 reviews)
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French Raclette
from France by Fromi
A winter favorite in France and Switzerland, this semi-hard cow's milk cheese is often enjoyed melted over breads, meats and other dishes.
 
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Raclette
from France by Livradois
Traditionally melted over a fire and the soft cheese scraped onto a plate, this is a staple in French alpine cuisine.
 
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Abondance Fermier AOC
from France
Superb fromage, Abondance has a pungent smell and subtle, fruity notes. Brined in a very salty solution for its characteristic taste.
 
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Petit Agour Reserve - Raw Milk
from France by Agour
An extra-aged award-winning sheep's milk cheese from the Pyrenees mountains, with a firm texture and a nutty and grassy flavor.
 
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Frumage Baladin Beer Cheese | Buy Online at Gourmet Food Store
from Italy by Kinara
A unique cow's milk cheese made with Italian Baladin birra craft ale and malted barley, for a unique and amazing flavor.
 
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Roquefort Bio
from France by Papillon
Ivory-white, organic Roquefort cheese made from sheep's milk, with a creamy, alluring profile
 
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Livarot - Pre Order -
from France by Grain DOrge
A great spicy flavor makes this one a solid after dinner cheese.
 
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Monte Enebro
from Spain by Rafael Baez
A superb, soft-ripened goat cheese from Spain that is bursting with tangy, citrus flavors.
 
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Abouy Smelly Cheese

In general, many cheeses have a distinct aroma or odor, especially as they age, but stinky cheese is a very unofficial phrase that’s used to encompass the more precise “washed rind” category. These are cheeses that ripen from the outside in, thanks to a rind that’s washed with in brine (a saltwater bath), which favors the formation of a bacteria called b. linens. While bacteria is not something one generally wants on their food, in this case, this inhibits mold growth and favors the ripening of the cheese and its rich canvass of flavors. It also, you guessed it, makes the cheese smelly.

This washing of the rind often develops into an orange color, so many stinky cheeses you'll find have an orange rind. Neither the color nor the smell of washed rind cheeses really permeates into the cheese itself, which means stinky cheeses are generally white, with mild flavors with rich nutty notes.

Types of Stinky Cheese

Some of the most famously stinky cheeses are also the most popular ones – camembert being the most well-known. Italian Taleggio is another prime example, while the English “Stinking Bishop” is well known for its odoriferous nature. All in all, the stinky cheeses vary in flavor, but generally are earthy, mellow and creamy inside, and well-worth a little nose wrinkling.

If you’re looking buy stinky cheese online, Gourmet Food Store is your one-stop-shop for smelly and delicious cheese!

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