Product InfoAged: Around 5 months... aging varies - it is aged to its flavor profile by master cheesemakers.
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 IdeasTerrific 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 PairingsPair 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.
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