Muenster is an American imitation of the French Munster (sp.) cheese, named after an Alsatian abbey of Munster in the Vosgian Mountains of France. It is made from pasteurized whole cow's milk. Muenster is smooth, pale yellow in color with an orange rind, a result of the vegetable coloring added during cheese making. The taste varies from mild & bland like a classic white American cheese to sharp like a Jack cheese. Smooth, moist and soft in texture, it can develop a strong, pungent aroma if properly aged. Because Muenster boasts of excellent melting properties, it is used in grilled dishes such as sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, pizza and cheeseburgers. It can also be served as an appetizer for snacking. Deli sliced.