Muenster - Bothwell
Bothwell Muenster is a mild and smooth-textured cheese, with an eye-catching orange rind and white interior.
Made by Bothwell Cheese
Bothwell Cheese, situated in the heart of Manitoba's dairy belt in New Bothwell, has been producing quality cheese since 1936. Made with fresh, locally-produced milk, you can still taste the difference in their cheese to this day.
About this cheese
Bothwell Muenster is a mild and smooth-textured cheese, with an eye-catching orange rind and white interior. For something with a little more kick, try their new Jalapeño Muenster!
Pair it with...
winePair with a light red wine, such as Gamay.
winePair with a full-bodied white wine, such as Gewürztraminer.
Muenster and Semi-soft cheeses in general, should keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.
Proper storage includes making sure that the wrapping adheres well to the cheese to prevent it from drying out. Keep cheeses on a lower shelf of your refrigerator, far from foods with strong odours, to avoid absorption of unwanted tastes and smells. If you follow these guidelines, your refrigerator’s vegetable drawer will be a good storage spot.
To preserve freshness of washed-rind cheeses, use breathable wrap like waxed paper to allow oxygen to work with the bacteria.
Most cheeses can be frozen, but it is important to keep in mind that freezing can affect texture and character. This is why thawed cheeses are best reserved for use in cooking. Neither the taste nor texture of meals cooked with previously frozen cheeses will be affected.
You can freeze Muenster cheese, in pieces of 500 g or less, for up to two months! Just carefully wrap cheese in plastic wrap and seal in an airtight freezer bag or vacuum pack. Before using, it is important to allow cheese to thaw slowly in the refrigerator.