Move over avocado toast, there’s a new contender for best way to start you day: cheese for breakfast, or as we like to call it, Beemster on toast. Of course, it isn’t strictly true to say this is new, since the Dutch have been eating this way for generations, but it’s a tasty option for Americans looking for a low-sugar way to power up for the day ahead.
The recipe to cheesy breakfast perfection is simple. Start with toast, smear on a little butter (optional, but delicious), and top with a few thin slices of your favorite Beemster. If you need an extra protein boost or are in a brunchy frame of mind, add a fried or poached egg. You could even replace the butter with avocado, or add slices of juicy heirloom tomatoes. Feeling extra ambitious? Run it under the broiler or pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds for some melty, cheesy yumminess.
Simple, right? The only choice you really need to make is which Beemster to use. Our advice is to keep the morning mellow and top your toast with slices of Vlaskaas or Beemster Mild. With a good cup of coffee, you’ll be ready to take on the world.