Munster and Gerwutztraminer – stinky and the sweet

Stinky, spicy and sweet- Munster, Cumin seeds and Gewurztraminer- a marriage made not just in heaven but in Alsace. Serve this classic combination up to your guests and they will marvel at your cheese-geekery!
I read about this in Fiona Beckett’s The Cheeselover blog. Fiona is a British food writer, who tried this on a recent trip to Alsace. And I agree with her this is a great classic combination and one well worth trying out.

Munster is another of the wonderful washed rind cheeses. And like others of this type it definitely earns its stripes as a ‘stinky’ cheese. But cut into the this soft, supple cheese and it will reward you with a sweet, nutty, yeasty deliciousness.

I love the juxtaposition of silky smooth of the Munster with the crunchy spice of the cumin, the contrast of nutty cheese with the slight, bitter warmth of the seed, wrapped up and washed down with the cool golden gewurtz.

Thanks Fiona for a fantastic foodie discovery.

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