Limburger cheese

I know Limburger cheese often provokes people to think of smelly socks or sweaty feet, but the taste is really not bad.

I'm wondering if it's ok to bake pizza using Limburger cheese on it.
I've seen a few pizza recipes that call for limburger cheese, but I'm a bit cautious about trying any of them because I don't want to stink up my house if baking a pizza with limburger cheese is going to get more foul smelling if it's heated up.

The taste of limburger is a bit like camembert or Monterey Jack. It's flavor is nothing like its 'aroma'. But like I said, I don't want to stink up my house.

So, if anyone has had experience using limburger cheese on pizza, could you please let me know how your experience was.

Thanks. :)

Tory Glenn
posted almost 4 years ago

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Hi Tory!

You're venturing into uncharted territory. Unfortunately, I don't have a definitive answer, but I've been thinking about it for the last day and a couple of things came to mind that make me think you should try it.

First, you wouldn't use only limburger cheese on the pizza. Most likely, you'd want a base cheese such as a mozzarella. the limburger would then be a supplement. And second, I've made pizza with gorgonzola several times. It's a stinky cheese, but not nearly as stinky as Limburger. I didn't notice an odor when I baked it though.

I think it's worth trying. But, if this isn't enough to convince you, you could run a mini experiment if you're willing to part with a little bit of cheese. Fire up your oven and spread a little bit of the cheese across a baguette of bread and bake it for a few minutes. If it's not heading in the right direction, you'll know pretty quickly.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted over 3 years ago

Hey, Raj,

Thanks for the reply. Actually. I tried the limburger cheese on a portion of pizza I made last night. I removed the rind and grated enough to cover about 1/4 of a 15" wide pizza.

There was virtually NO noticeable odor when baking the pizza, and even while eating the pizza, I could only slightly detect a subtle flavor of the limburger cheese.
The limburger cheese I used has a somewhat 'smoked' flavor with a hint of similarity to camembert, but it merged very nicely with the other flavors on the pizza.

I highly recommend trying it. I was really happy with the results. Even the other person who tried a slice with the limburger liked it, and she doesn't like limburger otherwise.

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Tory Glenn
posted over 3 years ago

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