Monday, May 26, 2014

Who knew?

A few nights ago, we ate this amazing skillet full of potatoes, onions and cheese. My companion had a local cheese, Ribeaupierre, with wild garlic (in French, one says garlic of the bears). I asked for a local cheese as well and the waitress recommended the Munster.

But in the back of my mind, I was thinking, Munster's not local...

The king of all knowledge, though, tells me that I am confused. Apparently, I am mixing up Munster, the cheese from Alsace, with Muenster, the American cheese. (It's also sometimes called Munster.)

And amazingly enough, neither of these two cheeses have anything to do with Muenster, the town in Germany!

Learning while eating, that's my kind of travel.

1 comment:

  1. After reading Wikipedia, I am inspired to make a grilled cheese sandwich with American Muenster!