Muenster Cheese is a semisoft cowâ€™s-milk cheese that originated in a monastery in Alsace. Though noted for its pungent earthy aroma when ripe, MÃ¼nster is considerably milder as a young cheese. It is customarily flavoured with wild cumin and formed into disks, approximately 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter and 2 inches (5 cm) thick. The exterior is dyed orange, and the interior attains a rich, creamy gold colour as it ripens. MÃ¼nster oozes but, in spite of its softness, is never runny. Many countries now make MÃ¼nster cheese, notably Germany, the Scandinavian countries, and the United States. Most such imitations are quite bland in character and pale in colour.