Limburger is a semi-soft, washed rind cheese that originated in the historical Duchy of Limburg, now divided among three countries; Germany, Belgium and Netherlands. The cheese is popularly known for its stinky aroma which has been compared to foot odor. Today, most of the cheese is exclusively made in Germany, making them the sole producers in Europe.
Artisanal cheese makers prepare this cheese from pasteurised cow’s milk sourced from local, organic farms. As a result, the flavour of the cheese is mild despite the stinky aroma.
The exterior of the cheese is covered with a thin pale, orange-brown rind, an effect of regular washings.
In the initial month of ripening, Limburger is firmer and more crumbly, but starts to become chalky and soft at the end of six weeks. After two months, the cheese is much smoother and creamy. At three months, Limburger finally acquires the infamous aroma due to smear-ripening with solutions of bacteria.
The interior is a soft and yielding, straw-coloured pate that becomes runnier with age. This cheese has a significant grassy and mushroomy taste underlined by delicate tang at the end.
Limburger goes well with Belgian style ales and icy cold bock beer. It tastes best when it is served between two slices of dark rye bread along with a slice of onion.
Made from pasteurized cow's milk
Type: semi-soft, smear-ripened
Texture: creamy, crumbly, firm and smooth
Flavour: grassy, mild, mushroomy
Food in Westbourne Blog.
What kind of restaurant are you looking for in the Westbourne area? Renoufs Cheese and Wine Restaurant in Westbourne, Bournemouth, is a new stylish Wine Bar. In Westbourne there are few restaurants that sell Cheese and Wine. Piggies is based on Poole road and offers sandwiches and cake. Opposite also in Poole Road, Westbourne is Geneve. They sell burgers and coffee but is not an American Diner. Pizza Pino in Westbourne also sell take away burgers, chicken, kebabs and pizza. I'm not sure if it's a restaurant. The Porterhouse is a popular bar in Westbourne and sells Ringwood Ales. Further down the road, there are pizza eateries, starting with Pizza Express and opposite is Fratelli La Bufala. They offer pizza and other Italian dishes. Renoufs restaurant is a little further into Westbourne. Next door to the Italian Restaurant is Starbucks coffee house. They don't sell Hot Dogs. Next on the high street is a Greek tavern restaurant, shortly followed by Subway. They sell sandwiches. Next to that is a patisserie which offers take away or eat in cakes. There is a small café further down Poole road that sell Mexican and Turkish food. This Is also a takeaway. Cusina is a little further down on the left. They offer Coffee and cold food. Next to them is another patisserie called Le Petite Prince.
The coffee club café sit on the corner of poole road and the rock restaurant is opposite. I don't know if they sell burgers or hotdogs like Renoufs.
The village bistro is at the end of the high street and opposite the Westbourne Pub.
Coming back to Seymour Road, there are more restaurants and takeaways. Indis, is an indian restaurant and it is opposite Chez Fred, the very popular fish and chip shop.
Zoukinis is a greek restaurant I think which is opposite the Tea Rooms. Fresco Juice bar and café is a little further along. You also have Westbourne Tandoori. Eau de Vie is next to the Hogs Head Pub. Café Rouge and Costa Coffee complete the circuit of Westbourne.
Renoufs is the newest cocktail bar and hot dog eatery in Westbourne, Bournemouth.