Kirstin Jackson on the meaning of "stinky"
Kirstin Jackson has made the discovery that the word "stinky" can be applied to cheeses she would never deem such. Now she's blogging about what stinky is, and the best cheeses to match your level of stink:
The first time I heard someone call Comté “stinky,” my jaw dropped. Comté, a semi-hard lightly washed rind from France’s jura region, is a sultry, sweet wheel with flavors of butter, toasted walnuts, caramel, and from time to time, notes of caramel or beef. I would have sooner called a rose stinky than Comté. It wasn’t until that French friend told me that on one of the many gastronomic field trips that French children take during elementary school, she fainted in a Comté cave because the scent was so fierce, that I really thought about the term stinky.