For the second year in a row, Beemster has won the Superior Taste Award from the International Taste and Quality Institute. Beemster Classic, matured for 18 months, was granted the remarkable score of 91.9 points. Test criteria were smell, appearance, flavor and texture. Clearly the unchallenged No. 1.

Gold is, of course, a wonderful recognition for all our farmers, cheese makers and master cheese makers. And retailers benefit too.