The pungent genre of cheese tends to be a love it or hate it type of selection. The pungent aroma has been known to draw in just as many people as it repulses. If you are a lover of a stinky washed rind cheese, or if you know someone who is, this arrangement will be sure to offer the best of what the pungent world has to offer.
Perhaps you have never had a pungent cheese but are interested in trying some, this package will definitely give you a wide variety and a strong introduction to a whole new world.
Enjoying a stinky cheese is all about appreciating the cheese making procedure that has caused the aroma, and then getting it past your nose and onto your taste buds for what is usually a truly surprising experience. If you are looking for wine pairings for your next stinky cheese party, or your pungent evening in, try a sweet and floral wine like a Riesling, a full bodied red, or even a beer.
Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.
For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.
A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.
C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.
D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.
E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.
Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).
As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.
For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.
* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations
To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.
October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.