A Limburger sandwich is a type of sandwich prepared with Limburger cheese. They are traditionally prepared with sliced Limburger, buttered rye bread, sliced onion and mustard.[1][2] Several variations exist, such as those that add bologna,[3] lettuce, tomato, roasted walnuts, and use white or French bread.[4] Sometimes the rind of the cheese is rinsed or removed to reduce the amount of odor from the cheese.[1]

In the early 20th century, Limburger sandwiches became a popular lunch for working people due to their affordability and nutritious qualities.[5] They were frequently accompanied with a glass of beer.[5] During prohibition in the United States, the production of Limburger decreased, which has been ascribed to the lack of beer available to be consumed with the cheese.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Allen, T. (2003). Wisconsin's Hometown Flavors: A Cook's Tour of Butcher Shops, Bakeries, Cheese Factories, and Other Specialty Markets. Big Earth Publishing. pp. 19-20. ISBN 1931599203
  2. ^ Martin, Cynthia M. (2011). 101 Recipes for Making Cheese: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply. Atlantic Publishing Company. p 16. ISBN 1601383568
  3. ^ Fuller, Eva Greene (1909). The Up-to-date Sandwich Book: 400 Ways to Make a Sandwich. A. C. McClurg & Company. p. 107.
  4. ^ Madison, Deborah (2010).Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. Random House Digital, Inc. p. (unlisted). ISBN 0307885763
  5. ^ a b c O'Neill, Helen (May 8, 2013). "Charming Wisconsin town not shy about celebrating Limburger, world's stinkiest cheese". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 

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