Limburger cheese

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Limburger cheese

Limburger cheese originated in Limburg, which is now divided between modern-day Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. It is especially known for its pungent aroma. Herve cheese is a particular kind of Limburger cheese produced in Herve, Belgium.

Despite its traditional location, most of the Limburger cheese made today comes from Germany, and has been since about the 19th century. It was first produced by Rudolph Benkerts in 1867 in his cellar from pasteurised goat’s milk. A few years later, there were about 25 factories that produced this cheese.

Limburger cheese is most-well known for its very pungent aroma which is caused by bacteria that live in the rind. It has often been described as having the same odour as smelly feet. In its first month, the cheese is more firm and crumbly, similar to the texture of Feta cheese. After about six weeks, the cheese becomes softer along the edges but is still firm on the inside and can be described as salty and chalky. After two months maturation, it is mostly creamy and much smoother. Once it reaches three months, the cheese produces its notorious aroma.

Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses

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For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g

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Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
Provolone cheese 352
Queso blanco cheese 310
Ricotta cheese 174
Roquefort cheese 369
Swiss cheese 380

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