Munster, or Munster Géromé, is another cheese that was first made by monks and, indeed, its name is derives from monastery. Munster or Munster Géromé are two names for the same cheese, which is made from cow’s milk primarily in Lorraine and Alsace. It is served on the plates of grateful consumers after being aged in a damp cellar, where its rind was washed regularly. A tasty delight in its own right, it can also be used in cooking, especially in quiches, omelettes or pies.

  • lait-vache
    Cow’s milk
  • AOP
  • thermometre
    Raw milk or thermised/pasteurised milk
  • fromages
    Soft cheese with washed rinds
Key figures
  • 931 Milk producers
  • 84 Farmhouse producers
  • 9 Production plants
  • 8 Maturing plants
  • 5 552 Tons marketed in 2020

Our tasting tips

La découpe du Munster


Pains à déguster avec le Munster


Seeded baguette
Traditional baguette
Country bread
Herb baguette
Bread with lardons
Sourdough bread
Sesame seed baguette
Raisin bread or fig bread

Accords gourmands

Food pairings

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Loire red wine
Brut Champagne
Jura red wine
Bordeaux red wine
Burgundy red wine
Rhône red wine
Burgundy dry white wine
Alsace dry white wine
Savoie dry white wine
Amber beer
Apple juice or pineapple juice
Sparkling rosé wine
American whisky