Strictly speaking this is a Belgian, not German, cheese. It was originally made in the monasteries near Limburg in Belgium but it was adopted, and indeed largely taken over, by the German cheesemakers more than a hundred years ago.
Limburger has the typically pungent aroma of a washed-rind cheese, but you will be surprised by its mild texture and taste. It seems that it is the rind that is doing all the work. If you want to have Limburger with a stronger taste to match the smell, just choose one... MORE INFORMATION