I bought this cheese the other day. It was called “St. Albray’s”.
Wheeeee doggies does this stuff STINK.
If you read that link, the person who threw the cheese off the cliff and gave it negative 20 stars had it right and wrong. It smells like a shitty fart. I’ll give her that. HOWEVER, anyone who actually has eaten a lot of cheese knows that a lot of good cheese smells like a shitty fart (real camembert, stinking bishop (yes a real cheese), and many more), and that’s often indicative of the cheese being pretty tasty. She was very clearly an unsophisticated cheese eater (try to take that statement derisively but not snobbishly, if possible).
This cheese MAY be milder than real camembert (like the unpasteurized stuff you can only get in France) but it’s not milder than the Camembert I’ve gotten in the States. Let me revise that. It doesn’t smell milder. It might taste milder.
If you haven’t eaten cheese that smells like a shitty fart, it’s hard to describe to you. Your whole conscious self tells you, “no way should I be putting that in my mouth” but when you do, the combination of the aroma and taste and feel makes for a pleasant experience.
So, anyway, in the supermarket you could smell the stuff though the plastic wrap. Then, I got it home, had some and sealed it in a ziploc bag and put in in a drawer in the fridge. Opened the fridge about an hour later and the whole fridge smelled like a shitty fart. So, I sealed the ziploc bag in tupperware and put it in the fridge. The fridge still smelled like a shitty fart. So, I finally put the tupperware container (which contained a ziploc bag which contained the cheese) in a plastic supermarket bag which I tied up. That MOSTLY took care of it.
If I unwrap the plastic bag, my dog will run from anywhere in the house because he smells the cheese. He doesn’t come running for any old rustling of a plastic bag – believe me, he smells the cheese. And, he likes the cheese.
If any of you haven’t had really stinky cheese, you may not be perfectly familiar with the expression “who cut the cheese”. But let me tell you when you have a sealed block of, lets say, Camembert, and cut into it, a big smelly fart smell will fill the air. It will become very clear to you that “cutting the cheese” is a natural expression.
That St. Albray’s is some stinky cheese, dude.
And I highly recommend it.