It is a well-known fact that the American continent was a great attraction for people who couldn't find their place in their native lands and countries. They left the usual life behind, took the family and went off to adventures and to a new, more happy and successful existence. Not all of them survived because of long distances to be overpassed and numerous dangers to be faced, but as they reached the land they started building settlements - new cradles of life on the wild continent.
As critically different people who sometimes had nothing in common, including religion, culture and lifestyle, could hardly live together, new and new adventurers tried to find lands where their countrymen lived. This is how numerous national communities appeared in the future United States of America. Each community tried to keep traditions and customs of their nation and to live in accordance with the usual laws. The point was that people brought to the strange land pieces of their culture, and with the time passing, all these pieces formed the culture of the United States of America.
This concerns food most of all. It is obvious that averagely people cook usual dishes. Nowadays, almost all possible directions in food making can be found in the US States. The best way to prove is to visit Wisconsin - the main cheese-making state of the country. You will be able to try German and French cheeses, blue ones from Norway and usual cheese from Italy, products of all sorts, degrees of firmness and flavor sharpness. This land is a real paradise for cheese-lovers who cannot imagine their lives without this beautiful snack, which is widely used in cooking all around the world.
If you are planning a visit to Wisconsin in the nearest future you may devote this trip to French cheeses. Say, to Muenster. Historians believe that Muenster cheese was first made in one of the French monasteries in Alsace province. Even the name of the product goes from the Latin word 'monasterium'. But other Europeans do not agree with this opinion giving preference to the hypothesis that it was first produced in Germany. Perhaps, this version can be explained by the fact that the major part of Muenster export falls at Germany.
Munster cheese is a delicious sort, which has a lot of admirers all around the globe. But if you have never tried it before you would better get to know the difference between the products of various factories. For example, the US Muenster cheese is much milder if compared to the European analogues. Besides, there exist a lot of various additions to make the cheese more unusual and tasty, which fact much influences the flavor making it vary from variant to variant.
The best way to buy the right thing is to ask for advice at the shop. You will certainly get a qualified answer. If you buy cheese via Internet the description is usually irrefragable. If you have never used cheese in cooking it is high time to start. You will never be disappointed with numerous Muenster cheese recipes, which can be found in various culinary books. Whatever country you live in, Muenster cheese is always tasty and good for any meal. Have pleasure dining with cheese!