Muenster Natural Cheese
munster is a semi-soft cheese from the
United States, not to be confused with the
French variety, Munster. The original name
of the French cheese comes from the Alsatian
abbey of Munster in the Vosgian mountains.
Munster translates as "monastery", derived
from Latin monasterium.
Its taste varies from bland, like a white
American cheese, to sharp, like a jack
Muenster is pale in color and smooth in
texture with an orange rind. It is made from
cows’ milk. The orange color is a 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, macaroni and cheese, and
American versions are sold younger, and with
a milder taste, than European versions.