Cheese Masters Bring Back StinkFest

Wisconsin Cheese Masters will present the third annual Stinkfest on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 2 until 4 pm. This outdoor event (hoping for a good breeze) will feature free samples of the very “aromatic” Wisconsin Limburger and Wisconsin Aged Brick.

Chef Jess of Egg Harbor will make grilled Limburger and Aged Wisconsin Brick sandwiches on rye with onions as is tradition. She may also add a few new ways to enjoy these incredible edibles.

“Our Limburger is produced by the only Limburger maker in the U.S. In 1900, there were 600 Limburger factories in Wisconsin alone,” said Jim Pionkoski, Wisconsin Cheese Masters owner.

Aged Brick, known as “The Married Man’s Limburger,” is one of only two types of cheeses invented in the New World and both were developed in Wisconsin. Brick cheese is so named because of the tradition of weighing down the loaves of cheese with bricks. The bricks used for the aged brick being sampled have been used by the cheese-making family for four generations.

“We cannot open and sample our Limburger and Aged Brick in our store because of their incredibly strong, some might say unpleasant, odor,” Pionkoski said. “So Stinkfest is the only chance for fans of these cheeses, or for the simply curious, to taste ‘The Stinkies.’”

Located on Highway 42 just south of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin Cheese Masters features all-Wisconsin artisanal, farmstead and master made cheeses.

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