Region: Northeast France
The real Munster is from the eponymous village in Alsace, nestled among its beautiful rolling vineyards. Munster must be aged one month before being sold and improves with more aging. In its youth it has a pinkish-red rind and chalk white paste. As it matures, the crust darkens and the paste becomes creamier and darkens. The aroma is quite smelly and flavors of beef and nuts emerge on the palate.
Wine: Alsatian Gewurtzraminer, Riesling, Muscadet