Type: Main Course, Burger
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.
Ready in: 45 min.
Servings: 4


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat and cook onion, stirring frequently until very tender and caramelized, about 20 min.
  2. Form ground beef into 8 (4-inch) patties. In center of 4 patties, arrange 1½ tbsp onions and 3 tbsp Beemster. Place remaining patties on top and press to seal edges.
  3. Place burgers on grill and cook over medium heat turning once, until burgers are cooked through, about 12 min. Top with bacon and remaining 1 cup Beemster; grill until melted. Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato, and any remaining caramelized onions.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 1⅓ lb ground beef
  • 1¼ cups shredded Beemster Vlaskaas 
  • 8 slices cooked bacon
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Lettuce leaves and tomato slices (optional) 

Cheeses Mentioned


Historically made once a year to celebrate the flax harvest. A review of historic recipes brought it back and we thought it was just too good to only make once a year!

Pairs with:

Session ale, mineral-y white wine. Apples, fresh figs, walnuts and artisan salami.