Beemster Vlaskaas Cheese

Beemster Vlaskaas Cheese

Product Info

Aged: Around 5 months... aging varies - it is aged to its flavor profile by master cheesemakers.
Texture: Semi-soft

In 2004, a review of the Beemster co-op’s historical cheese recipes uncovered Vlaskaas! Traditionally this variety was produced only during the flax harvest festival, but our Beemster experts voted unanimously that it was too good to make only once a year. This buttery, semi-soft cheese boasts almond notes and a uniquely sweet-sharp finish.

Serving Ideas

Terrific for lunchboxes, Vlaskaas is very popular with kids and is delicious with ham, turkey and chicken. Enjoy with apples, fresh figs, walnuts and artisan salami. Accent with apricot preserves or try a grilled cheese with apple butter.

Beverage Pairings

Pair with a session ale, one with a crisp, clean finish. A mineral-y white, like Grüner Veltliner, to balance the cheese's sweetness. Or a red from the Pacific Northwest, fruity yet light in body.

Awards

WCCC Gold ’04
WCCC Gold ’14
WCA Silver ’09, ’10, ’12
WCA Bronze ’11
DLG Gold ’05, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’10
DLG Silver ’06, ’11

Nutrition Facts

Ingredients

Pasteurized cow's milk, salt, cheese culture, animal rennet, annatto (for color). Contains: Milk