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SCOTTLAND: Taking the limburger challenge

My husband’s response? “So it really is a kind of toe cheese.” Yeah, this type of stinky cheese doesn’t sound terribly appetizing, does it?

Well, for some reason and one that I’m not yet aware of, people do have a palette for it and say that once you get past that pungent smell, it’s all good.

In honor of my grandfather, I am going to try this German delicacy next month when Canton Woods Senior Center holds its annual Limburger Cheese Party. The party takes place at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 and I won’t have to eat it alone, but with other’s who thoroughly enjoy the Limburger as much as my Poppy did. It’s too bad there wasn’t a support group back then for him. I think it would have served many a man and marriages well.

A large amount of cheese isn’t easy to get, so if you’re interested in joining me and the rest of the gang, you need to RSVP by either calling the Senior Center at 638-4536 or stopping by the front desk, and pay $6 per person no later than Thursday, Oct. 3. They order the cheese in advance, so by signing up and paying early, they’ll have enough limburger for everyone.

And with the probable chance that those of us with strong stomachs and a weak sense of smell actually like limburger, I’m sure Canton Woods will reveal their source so we too can share it with our families — or, as my Poppy did, enjoy a midnight snack on our own.

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