I was strolling through my market the other day and this little cheese caught my eye. I walked on past but then was drawn back to pick it up.
I have never tasted Limburger and I have to admit I was a little bit intimidated by the Limburger Legend
. I cut the end piece off and then one more slice, which I sampled. I replaced the end piece and rewrapped the cheese.
The little slice I sampled was very tame, not smelly, and didn't possess much character at this point. This appears to be a very young Limburger. The foil packaging shows "best before February 21, 2017", but I'm marking February 19th
as the starting point for this tasting evaluation. Up to this point it has been refrigerated, but I'm placing it into the cave @ 52F/11C to encourage it to develop its character.
If I go by the "bold" gauge on the foil packaging, I should expect some enhanced ripening within the next 6 weeks. We'll see. C'mon Limburger, show me what you've got!
I must admit I have produced some fairly heady washed rind cheeses in the past so my palate might be slightly jaded: Esrom #3
, Esrom #4