Beer cheese, Belgian style

Baguette n chimay wheelette

We branched out today, buying a wee 300g–wheel of Le Chimay à la Bière, made by the Belgian Trappists known for their beer. Indeed, cheese bathed in beer—what can go wrong?

Our conclusion: fine fine lovely wonderful. Yum.


  1. Pooh says:

    Was it a “stinky” cheese? We had a wine and cheese tasting party many years ago, and the beer cheese from Wisconsin got a thumbs down from almost everybody. The consensus was sweaty gym socks. Glad yours was better.

  2. Sammy says:

    Has odor, but definitely NOT stinky. Rind has more (moldy?) pizzazz than interior. Flavor mostly aged cheese, and not off notes. Quite pleasant.