Allow Beemster cheeses to reach room temperature, before cutting

If you’re serving or using the whole piece, remove the wax rind and ¼” of the outer cheese, under the rind. Otherwise, a nice presentation is to keep the wedge intact and cut from the center toward the rind.

Beemster cheeses range from semi-soft to extra hard in texture. Our younger (under 5 months) cheeses are great slicing cheeses and can also be cubed. If grating younger cheeses, use the larger holes on a box grater. Older cheeses can be sliced, whittled into rustic cubes, or shredded/grated, whatever is best to fit your needs.