I am so in love with this Beemster cheese.
So much that I gave it a golden cheese halo. It is a storybook wedge – amber and firm, curls beautifully and melts like a dream. Similar to Gouda but stronger-flavored, it’s good for snacking – it’s good for anything, and here’s how the delightful Beemster people describe it:
Beemster Classic is the perfect age for any kind of cheese connoisseur to enjoy. One can enjoy Classic on a lunch sandwich in grade school or with fine wines at a dinner party.”
One can also enjoy it by eating a whole wheel. Oh, the Dutch. The only flaw is the name…it’s like I’m hangin’ with the Beemster.
And…I am. I go through little cheese infatuations. In the honeymoon stage there are peeks in the fridge, afternoon love bites and long, curling slices. Then it’s marriage, and I’ll use it every day – in eggs, grilled cheese, in chicken on Tuesday. Finally, indigestion and the oversaturated breakup: Beemster, I’m just not that into you.
…and every day is a Dutch treat.