All About Muenster Cheese
I may not be from Wisconsin, but I LOVE my cheese. One of my favorite varieties is…muenster cheese! I’ve been eating it for years on sandwiches, in a grilled cheese, as a quesadilla, etc. But I don’t know much about this cheese other than the fact that it’s mostly a light yellow color with an orange rind, it’s soft and it’s delicious. Find out more about it after the jump!
Muenster cheese is actually an American cheese, and even though its name is similar to the French cheese, Munster, the American cheese is prepared differently and is sold early in the cheese-making process. This gives it its mild flavor.
It tastes similar to a jack cheese and American white cheese, but I personally prefer muenster. It’s got a smooth texture and is white with an orange rind. The orange comes from vegetable coloring. It can be eaten in lots of different ways, but I prefer it on bread.
Also, there are about 103 calories in each slice of muenster cheese. So it’s not the healthiest cheese out there, but it sure is good!
How can you eat muenster? Use it in a casserole, serve it with vegetables or eat it on a sandwich! There are tons of ways to snack on this cheese. Here’s a cheesy casserole that sounds delicious:
Chicken with Mushrooms and Muenster Cheese
* 4 whole chicken breasts, boned and skinned
* 3 eggs
* 1/2 C. of Italian flavored bread crumbs
* 6 Tbs. of butter
* 1 10 3/4 oz. of chicken broth
* 2 tsp. of lemon juice
* 6 oz. of sliced Muenster cheese
* 8 oz. of fresh mushrooms
Cut chicken breasts into bite size pieces. Soak several hours or overnight in 3 beaten eggs. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll chicken pieces in bread crumbs, sauté with sliced mushrooms in margarine for 10-15 minutes. Place in casserole. Pour chicken broth over chicken and mushrooms. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Cover with sliced Muenster cheese. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes.
Looking for a different type of muenster cheese recipe? Try Spicy Muenster Fondue! Add a kick to basic fondue with enchilada sauce and green chilies!
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