Origin of Limburger
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Limburger cheese59 derives its name from the town of Limburg in Belgium.
Such cheese, we think, is likely to ultimately approximate the Limburger in both odor and flavor.Hints on cheese-making|Thomas Day Curtis
In fact, brands of Limburger are readily found which approach the texture and ripening of Brick cheese.
Butyric ether is manufactured from rancid butter, old rotten cheese, or Limburger cheese.The Funny Side of Physic|A. D. Crabtre
It has a sharp taste and little odor, perhaps to fill the demand for a "married man's Limburger."The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown
1870, short for Limburger cheese (1817), from Limburg, province in northeast Belgium, where the cheese is made.
Some frauds a few years ago started a Limburger cheese factory down in Keyport, New Jersey, but the imposition was soon exposed. A man could come within 300 yards of the spurious article without being knocked down, and as the smell never had any effect on the town clock the business was soon discontinued. [John E. Boyd, "The Berkeley Heroine and Others Stories"]
The place name is from Germanic *lindo "lime tree" + *burg "fortification."