Limburger Cheese

Limburger Cheese

12 Customer Ratings
Item Number: #1370
Weight: 0.50lbs

Limburger cheese is a soft, surface ripened cheese. Limburger cheese is world renowned for being one of the most pungent cheeses in existence. Although there were 100s of Wisconsin cheese plants making Limburger cheese just 50 years ago, Chalet Cheese in Monroe Wisconsin operates the last Limburger cheese plant in the United States. Though Limburger cheese is definitely categorized among those foods that are an "acquired taste," Limburger cheese has legions of fans.

The Basics

Region: Monroe, WI

Milk Type: Cow

Pasteurization: Pasteurized

Rennet Type: Vegetarian

Ingredients: Pasteurized whole milk, contains less than 2% of cheese cultures, salt, calcium chloride, and enzymes

Cheese Profile


  • young
  • medium
  • aged
  • old


  • soft
  • medium
  • hard
  • brittle


  • mild
  • medium
  • strong
  • pungent

Pairing Recommendations

  • Porter
  • Stout
  • Belgian Ale
  • IPA

Product Reviews (6)

Mamma is happy!
By Heidi Farrand

My mother is from Germany and loves ripe cheese. We never find it here in SC and my mother was recently talking about it. I read the reviews and took a chance on ordering it. I ordered 3 bricks for her and it arrived on the day I requested. I gave it to her at Christmas and before she unwrapped it she knew by the smell! (I kept baking soda next to it in the refrigerator). My mother cried! Then ate a brick in one day. She said it is what she remembers getting at the farmers market growing up in PA. We will order regularly! Thank you!

First time
By Scott Barrilleaux

Not a big fan of this cheese. I love blue cheese and thought it would be similar.

Great, as usual
By Thomas Sales

I have ordered this cheese several times, and it always arrives cool and fresh. The quality of this Limburger is second to none, and its flavor and aroma only improve with time. This cheese, properly refrigerated, reaches its peak about two months after its suggested expiration date, so buy several pounds and take your time eating them. I promise, it just gets better and better!

Limburger lover
By Clayton Tharp

Nice but could be more pungent for my tastes. Best to trim the surfaces and then allow to 'melt' at room temperature. Tastes improves the longer left out.

Limburger Cheese review
By Karl Duchow

I finally found a place to get my Limburger fix! Thank you very, very much!

Loved it
By Ann Conte

Moved to FL from NY and could not get it here. Missed it. Came well packed and was fresh. MMM will definately be ordering again.

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