Mont St. Francisuser rating
Intense, beefy, earthy--all describe this one-plus wheel with a reddish, washed rind and the typical pungent odor to match. Named for a nearby monastery, Mont St. Francis is a hearty, stinky, cheese, semi-hard and rich. We love it but it's not for the faint of heart. One of our customers has described it as "a cheese you would not want to eat on a first date, but maybe on the second if the first one went well." Because it is extreme, it pairs well with bourbon or fruity, fortified wines and sweet condiments. Also excellent with bitter beers. Usually available.