Holland. Pasteurized. Cow’s Milk.
Revered for its rich flavors of butterscotch, whiskey, and pecan, Beemster XO has a deep ocher interior and a firm, crumbly texture. True to the characteristics of Beemster’s unique milk, this cheese retains a creamy mouthfeel, even though it's aged for more than 2 years. It’s also studded with crunchy, mouthwatering crystals that surprise the palate. Whether for a special occasion or your own special treat, Beemster XO is a coveted favorite.
This information is referenced from the World Cheese Book, 2009.
Vlaskaas was historically made only once a year, during the flax harvest festival, but as festival traditions fell away, the recipe was buried. Thankfully, in 2004, a review of Beemster’s past cheeses led to its rediscovery. Vlaskaas was obviously too good to make just once a year and is now available year-round. It’s buttery and semi-soft with unique sweet-milk flavor, notes of almond, and a touch of sharpness that adds depth.
This information referenced from Beemster’s official website.
~ 100g. As all of our cheese/deli/butcher items are hand-cut and weight-variable, customer will be notified via email after price is confirmed in-house for final total.