Stinky CheeseNever 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!
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Raw cow’s milk cheese with a pronounced
nutty flavor and firm texture, creamy-delicious when melted.
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.
A winter favorite in France and Switzerland, this semi-hard cow's milk cheese is often enjoyed melted over breads, meats and other dishes.
Petit Agour Reserve - Raw Milk
An extra-aged award-winning sheep's milk cheese from the Pyrenees mountains, with a firm texture and a nutty and grassy flavor.
Abondance Fermier AOC
Superb fromage, Abondance has a pungent smell and subtle, fruity notes. Brined in a very salty solution for its characteristic taste.
Frumage Baladin Beer Cheese
A unique cow's milk cheese made with Italian Baladin birra craft ale and malted barley, for a unique and amazing flavor.
Ivory-white, organic Roquefort cheese made from sheep's milk, with a creamy, alluring profile
by Grain DOrge
A great spicy flavor makes this one a solid after dinner cheese.
Monte Enebro, Pre-Order
by Rafael Baez
A superb, soft-ripened goat cheese from Spain that is bursting with tangy, citrus flavors.
Conveniently packaged pre-sliced Raclette makes enjoying this classic Swiss cheese faster and easier than ever!
Taleggio DOP Bramante
Soft and creamy, this luxurious Taleggio Bramante is aromatic and bursting with rich, fruity flavor.
This double cream cheese offers a luxurious texture and a mild flavor you’ll want to add to everything.
from United States
by Tulip Tree Creamery
Mont St. Francis Goat Cheese
from United States
With its rustic look and bold taste, this washed-rind cheese offers a funky profile most American cheeses can only aspire to.
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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