Munster Petit Farmhouse PDO 220g
Munster is an ancient washed-rind cheese that traces its roots back to early monastic life, whose name is derived from the word “monastery”. The milk used to produce Munster comes from the fine pastures of the Vosges Mountains in Alsace. The cheese is washed frequently during the aging process to enhance its moisture and reddish rind.
The Fischer cheese factory was built in the 19th century with stone of Zellenberg Castle. This same building was then purchased in 1926 from a wine merchant by Albert Fischer for the production of wine. Cheese-making began as a result of the growing demand from the customers of the restaurant then run by Albert Fischer. Later, this cheese factory served as a shelter for people of the village during WWII.
Since its creation, 5 generations have succeeded each other, with Armand Fischer giving his name to this Munster, "The Munster of the Great Father Fischer". The main activity of the Fischer House is the ripening of the Munster Géromé PDO. Maison Fischer has two main cellars for maturing its products. The one with original stone walls, is dedicated to the maturing of raw milk products. The atmosphere and smell of the walls give their “taste” and character to the cheese.
This cheese is produced from raw cow’s milk between Alsace and Lorraine. It arrives in Beblenheim white and comes out of the cellars with a subtle orange colour, which is quite natural after about 3 weeks. This cheese has an exquisite soft paste with a strong smell but a subtle taste.
Serving and Cooking Suggestions
- pair with an Alsatian Gewürztraminer, or with Rieslings and Muscats, goes well with beer too
- plain on its own, with crusty bread / baguette or apples, dried fruit, frapes or pears
- great with jacket potatoes, beef or poultry
Ingredients: raw cow milk, salt, starter culture, rennet
Allergens: milk protein
Nutritional value: per 100g
Energy 1480kJ / 365kcal
Average Wheel Weight: 0.22kg