Old Amsterdam Cheese: One of Holland’s most Underrated Treasures!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last several decades, it’s pretty clear that Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe due to its extremely socially liberal environment. While those aspects of Amsterdam certainly receive a disproportionate amount of media coverage, Old Amsterdam Cheese remains relatively underrated. So even if you’ve visited Amsterdam in the past, it’s likely that you’ve spent too much time in its famous coffee shops and other nearby tourist traps which I won’t mention and overlooked this hidden gem. Good news: you can still order this cheese, a Gold Medal winner, without having to make another trip to Amsterdam (not that you wouldn’t want to anyways..)
This cheese is made in Holland using pasteurized milk from local cows and cultures imported from Italy. Its color and textures strongly resemble Aged Gouda cheese and tastes that way along with strong Parmigiano-Reggiano undertones, possibly due to the Italian cultures. Since it’s aged for over 12 months, it has a very rich and nutty flavor. This relatively hard cheese is a great addition to soups and salads, adding not just great flavors but also solid textures as well.
Where Can I Check it Out?
Please click the cheese colored button (no pun intended) and you’ll be taken to Amazon.com where you can read a detailed description plus reviews of this cheese. Note that this cheese ships in a reusable insulated container to ensure its freshness without the use of additional preservatives.