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Top 5 Stinkiest Cheeses

Pont l'Evêque

Named after the specific region in Normandy, France where it's manufactured, the cheese known as Pont l'Evêque -- which translates to "Bishop's Bridge" -- traces back to the 12th century, making it one of the oldest Norman cheeses still in production. Some might argue that it smells ancient as well, but that barn-like aroma primarily lives in its rind, which turns from yellow-orange to red as it ages. If you remove the rind, you may find it easier to enjoy its creamy taste, full of hazelnut and fruity undertones. As is the case with most soft cheeses, Pont l'Evêque is best served at room temperature -- perhaps spread on a baguette and paired with cider or champagne.