Type: Main Course
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Servings: 4


  1. Cook bacon in large skillet over medium-low heat, 6 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet.
  2. In bacon drippings, cook onion over medium heat 4 minutes or until tender.
  3. Stir in tomato and cook 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in shrimp and cook 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in flour and paprika and cook 1 minute.
  6. Stir in stock and bacon and bring to a boil over high heat.
  7. Reduce heat to low and simmer 2 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.
  8. Stir in Beemster Cheeses.


  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 pound extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1 cup shrimp, seafood or vegetable stock
  • 3/4 cup Beemster Mild, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Beemster XO (26 Months) or Classic (18 Months), grated/finely shredded
  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 3 green onions, chopped

Cheeses Mentioned


Revered for its rich flavors of butterscotch, whiskey, and pecan, Beemster X-O has a deep ocher interior.

Pairs with:

Dark beer. Olives, fig cake, spicy honey roasted nuts and honeycomb.


Young, creamy, and as its name suggests, mild in flavor. An excellent showcase for the rich sweetness of Beemster milk.

Pairs with:

Pilsner. Green apples, ham and mustard on a sandwich, sweet fruits, like strawberry, melon and kiwi.