From Wisconsin to Germany and back in a quest for Limburger cheese
The brave Nina Barrett of WBEZ Chicago goes on a journey for the notoriously pungent cheese that brings her to Germany and back to Wisconsin for the notorious Limburger sandwich at Baumgartner's Cheese Store and Tavern in Monroe.
Baumgartner’s makes the same Limburger sandwich that was served by the millions to America’s workingmen a century ago at the peak of its popularity. That’s runny, room temperature Limburger on rye with slices of Bermuda onion. It comes with a choice of brown horseradish mustard or sweet-hot honey mustard, and a breath-cleansing complimentary mint — not, Rosa mutters as I start to chew, that it’s going to do me any good.
"Oo, that’s a bad face," Rosa said. "And that was the mustard side or the sweet-hot side? Well, maybe you’ll like the other side better."