Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Limburger Lesson

I went grocery shopping Wednesday night and in the cheese section was a hard to find variety of considerable notoriety, Limburger. Apparently it was the most popular cheese in the United States in the 1920s or sometime around there. Well as a connoisseur of cheeses I had to try it. Most well stocked cheese sections do not have it yet HyVee in Dubuque does.

I bought a seven ounce brick of it and sniffed intently at the corners to try and smell some sensation. Alas, I smelled nothing, until I opened it at home. I worked my way through about a half ounce of the repugnant yet bland mold. The odor was awful. As soon as I finished eating it I threw the rest of it away. I was not about to let that smell consume my apartment. It's probably a lease violation!

The moral of the story is Limburger cheese is a rather bland cheese with a smell that is just horrific. I'll never buy it again.

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