Muenster d ‘Alsace is a cow’s milk cheese from Alsace France. Alsace has but one famous cheese attached to its name but instead of being considered an under achiever, this one cheese is viewed as a truly perfected accomplishment that is a cause of much pride and publicity.
If you think you are used to Munster, you may be surprised by this cheese, for it is not the average Munster experience. The unique aroma of this cheese is described as being similar to fried eggs. The texture is excellent for melting and has even been described to chocolate. The flavor of the paste is deep and bold, a taste that is surely not for everyone. However, if you enjoy strong flavors and experimenting with your taste buds, this cheese may quickly climb the ranks of your favorites.
In its home town, Munster is enjoyed with boiled potatoes flavored with cumin. Munster with cumin seeds pre added for more depth in flavor is also available. If you are looking for a wine pairing, try a Pinot Gris or Tokay.
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.