The history of Brigand cheese is connected with the fight of Flemish farmers and Brigands against French. In 1798, Ingelmunster located in west Flanders province of Belgium was captured by French. The people who faught against French were living on Brigand beer and potatoes, this cheese was developed during that period. Made from cow’s milk, this cheese is semi soft in texture. It takes around 6 weeks to mature and develops a spicy flavour. It has orange – red rind and paste is soft. Being a good alternative to raclette cheese, Brigand also tastes delicious with a glass of beer like any other Belgian cheese.