Goodness! We’ve tried two new cheeses in as many days! The next cheese is Rauchkäse.
Rauchkäse translates to “smoke cheese”. And that’s exactly what it is. The consistency is very strange. It’s kind of got this rubbery porous thing going on.
It’s quite odd. The flavor is… well… smoke. That’s the best that I can describe it. Well, actually. You know how smoked fish tastes? This cheese kind of tastes like that. The smoke flavor is way too overpowering.
I’m not a fan of this cheese. The texture is a little gross. It’s got a very rubbery feel to it. The only flavor to speak of is smoke. It’s kind of like someone took a piece of rubber, smoked it, and is passing it off as cheese. It just doesn’t appeal to me. I thought it would be something like a nice Applewood Smoked Cheddar, but it’s just smoke rubber. Ewwwwww.