- Sharp and irritating to the senses
If I was a kind of cheese, I think I'd be pungent. While I adore mozzarella, drool over brie, and want to spoon with a nicely aged cheddar, the more odoriferous cheeses strike me as my dairy equal. Or rather, something of which I'd like to be equal.
Allow me to explain.
Many stinky cheeses do not have a pungent taste. For example, Limburger only smells funky because of the rind. The cheese itself is mild and smooth, but for many the rind's smell is just too much to take. However, for those who take the time and work past the outer layer a lovely gastronomic pleasure awaits. Limburger is not appreciated by all, but those who appreciate it are loyal and true.
Hence my desire to be a stinky cheese.
What kind of cheese are you?