Limburger Cheese Spread


Limburger Cheese Spread from Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, Wisconsin

This Limburger cheese spread is packaged in a plastic tub, and has a smooth, creamy texture.  It has a mild, but pungent, taste and smell.

This product comes in an 8 ounce container.


Limburger Cheese Spread

The only source of Limburger in the U.S. is Master Cheese Maker Myron Olson from the Chalet Cheese Cooperative. This cheese is well-known for its pronounced aroma from rind-washing in brine.

By and large, Olson is one of a kind. In any event, trying to describe Limburger cheese to the uninitiated presents a challenging minefield of adjectives. “Pungent” and “aromatic” are the words given by the experts. But even an experienced cheeseman such as Olson veers into less-than-pleasant imagery when describing the Limburger experience.  “I don’t want to say barn-y,” he says, “but, yeah, it’s kind of like a barn-y flavor and smell.”

Firm, flavorful cheese is actually buttery and slightly sweet with a sharp note.  With age, it becomes stronger in flavor, more pungent and softer to the core.

Pairing suggestions: Potter’s Wisconsin Rye Crackers, or fresh rye bread.


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