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What is your favorite stinky cheese?

Asked by Mikewlf337 (6262points) May 29th, 2011

What is your favorite stinky cheese? I want to try some. Is your favorite stinky cheese really really really stinky? Does it clear a room or just make everyone curious to what that smell is?

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marinelife's avatar

Gorgonzola. It is delicious and versatile.

Judi's avatar

I wish I could remember the name of it. We were having dinner in Monaco: , and I couldn’t even read the English version of the menu so my husband and I just told the waiters to choose for us. When the cheese course came there were dozens of cheeses to choose from that I had never heard of. The one they suggested was so good and all I remember is that the Norwegian waiter said , “I just call it stinky cheese.” Best meal of my entire life.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

a good ripe Camembert

Luiveton's avatar

I don’t exactly like anything stinky. Ew.

muppetish's avatar

I have yet to acquire a taste for stinky cheese. The presence of aged Brie in my Monte Cristo made my nose turn up. I would preferred a smooth, and significantly less pungent, Havarti.

JilltheTooth's avatar


Neizvestnaya's avatar

Blue Cheese wheel. I once worked in an Italian restaurant where we made our own salad dressings so each week a huge wheel approx. 12 inches in diameter and 6 inches deep would arrive for us to hack up into crumbles. Unwrapping it was gross because it was damp and it did smell gawd awful but the taste, marvelous.

marinelife's avatar

@JilltheTooth We should bring some for the weekend.

Kardamom's avatar

White Stilton (with cranberries) This cheese usually comes with some type of fruit blended into it such as berries or apricots or lemon zest. It’s really delicious if you crumble it onto a salad with baby greens and spicy pecans.

Roquefort Great on crackers or made into salad dressing.

Oregon Bleu

Feta Which has often been described as “feet of the God’s” because of its smell, but it’s oh so tasty and very salty.

Queso Blanco Similar to Feta, but it is a Mexican cheese and you will often see it grated finely on top of Mexican dishes such as enchiladas or tacos.

Or if you want to try a very unusual cheese (not particularly stinky) you should try Gjetost It’s made by caramelizing the milk sugar, so the cheese ends up the color of a caramel candy and it’s slightly tart and unusually sweet at the same time.

Here is some more info about stinky cheese.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@marinelife : Good idea! Clever girl!

Porifera's avatar

Gorgonzola, Stilton, Roquefort, Brie…

AstroChuck's avatar

Roquefort and gorgonzola. Also an extra, extra sharp cheddar can be pretty smelly. I like it really sharp.

Porifera's avatar

Has anyone tried Caprice des Dieux ? Similar to Brie but milder.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Stilton and Roquefort.

gondwanalon's avatar

Maggot Cheese (Casu Marzu, Sardinian Cheese). I tried it one time and it was delicious. Insect larvae are added in the later stage of the cheese making process after the cheese has putrified. Some people clear the maggots away before eating the cheese but I ate it whole, maggots and all. Yum! Also Gouda and Limburger cheeses are good too!

Mikewlf337's avatar

@gondwanalon Cazu Marzu looks horrible. Did it even taste like cheese? How strong was the smell? I just can’t past the way it looks.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Limburger cheese . If you put it in the microwave for 5 seconds to melt it the odor will drive everyone out of the house.

SamIAm's avatar

Taleggio… everyone who doesn’t appreciate cheese seems to hate it. You want something amazing and stinky, give that a try. But go to a good cheese place and ask them… I often find that people who work at cheese shops are impressed/intrigued when I request this and will often offer even more pungent cheeses.

marinelife's avatar

@AstroChuck Me too. So sharp it bites back. I love aged Canadian cheddar.

Coloma's avatar

Not too terribly stinky, but, one of my newer cheese-a-holic favorites is the Parlano.
Parmesian and Romano…OMG! I eat chunks of it right off the mother cheese. lol

Coloma's avatar

Oh yes, extra sharp white Irish cheddar too!

Only138's avatar

Bleu cheese smells like shit, but I like it. Especially in salad dressing.

AstroChuck's avatar

@marinelife- Kerrygold’s Dubliner Irish cheddar is pretty damn good.

ratboy's avatar

Rotten head cheese.

SamIAm's avatar

Just found a new one… not so stinky but absolutely incredible: Robiola Due Latte, Italy. Get your hands on some of that stuff.

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