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Anton’s Red Love

Anton's Red Love

! GM-2010

If you’re a fan of Taleggio, chances are you’ll have a mini meltdown when you try Anton’s Red Love. This bloomy rind cheese from Bavaria is pudgy and fudgy with a yeasty taste that calls to mind fresh baked bread or, better yet, a bismarck.

Anton’s Red Love really is made by a man named Anton: cheesemaker Anton Holzinger. If you thought Germans were humorless, take a look at Anton’s labels. You’ll see him doing his best Fabio impression, alongside buxom fräuleins and big squares of cheese – at last, bloomy rinds are the new Harlequin Romance.

Besides being a conversation piece, Anton’s Red Love is one of those cheeses you can serve anytime, anywhere – on a cheese plate before or after dinner, or as a centerpiece at brunch. It’s milky and spreadable, with a pleasant floral hook that makes this cheese especially palatable at breakfast.

Try serving it with a Riesling. It pairs especially well with raspberries and pomegranate.

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3 Comments

  • Jen says:
    November 18, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    It looks like a pastry almost. The label is hilarious, I think I might buy it just to frame it for my living room :)

  • Daniel says:
    January 1, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Finally had a chance to try this last night — got about 5 ounces at Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor. Amazing!

  • juergen bielskis says:
    January 16, 2011 at 7:17 am

    i have tried this cheese i love it i usually buy austria’s munster and limburger you guessed i like strong cheese. i was in ann arbor and i always stop in zingermans. so now i add anton’s red love cheese on my list.

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