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Muenster Cheese

Muenster Cheese

Decatur Dairy

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Muenster, or munster, is a semi-soft cheese from the United States. It is thought to be an imitation of the Alsatian washed-rind Munster cheese, introduced by German immigrants. The American 'muenster' name distinguishes these cheeses.
Muenster cheese is lower in fat per serving than many other popular store-bought cheeses such as cheddar, mozzarella and Monterey Jack. Muenster is pale in color and smooth in texture with an orange rind. The cheese is made from cow's milk. The rind's orange color is from annatto, a sweet and nutty seasoning used to add flavor and color to cheeses such as Cheddar, Colby, Red Leicester, and Mimolette. Muenster 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, cheeseburgers, macaroni and cheese, and pizza.  Muenster cheese is often served with beer as the flavors complement each other well.Keto friendly logo with thumbs upLooking for delicious and unique snacks to fit your keto lifestyle? Look no further! This Wisconsin cheese has 0 carbs and a high protein content which makes it perfect for your keto diet.

The Basics

Flavor Profile: Mild, nutty and savory

Region: Brodhead, WI

Pasteurization: Pasteurized

Rennet: Vegetarian


Cultured Pasteurized Milk, Salt, Calcium Chloride, Enzymes, Annatto Color


2024 World Cheese Championship- 2nd place in Brick & Muenster Category
2022 World Cheese Championship - Best of Class & Third Place
2010 Cheese Days - Grand Champion
2010 Green County Fair - Grand Champion
2008 World Cheese Championship - Best of Class
1998 World Cheese Championship - Best of Class

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