Muenster (cheese)


Muenster (cheese)
Muenster
Block of Muenster cheese.jpg
Country of origin United States
Source of milk Cows
Texture Soft
Fat content 8.5 g / oz
Protein content 6.6 g / oz

Muenster is a cheese from the United States, not to be confused with the French variety, Munster. The name Muenster is derived from an English transliteration of Münster, a city in Germany. The original name of the French cheese comes from Alsatian abbey of Munster in the Vosgian mountains. Munster translates as "monastery", altered from Latin monasterium.[1][original research?]

Its taste is comparable to that of both typical white American cheese and a sharp jack cheese.

Muenster is a smooth textured cheese with an orange rind and a white interior. This washed-rind cheese is made from cows’ milk. The orange color is derived from vegetable coloring. It usually has a very mild flavor and smooth, soft texture. In some cases, when properly aged, it can develop a strong flavor with a pungent aroma. This cheese is commonly served as an appetizer. Because it melts well, it is also often used in dishes such as grilled cheese sandwiches, tuna melts, quesadillas, cheeseburgers, and pizza.

American versions are sold younger, and with a weaker taste, than European versions.[2].

References

  1. ^ In German a cathedral and its immediate surroundings is called Münster or Muenster.
  2. ^ Practically Edible entry on Muenster Cheese.

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