Type: Sandwich, Grilled Cheese
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Ready in: 25 min.
Servings: 2


  1. Arrange ½ cup grated Beemster on 1 bread slice. Top with 2 tomato slices, ¼ cup spinach,  and an additional ½ cup Beemster.  Place bread slice on top and press firmly. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  2. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat.  Add sandwiches and cook, covered, until bread is golden brown and Beemster is melted, about 4 min. per side. 


  • 2 cups grated Beemster Vlaskaas 
  • 4 slices 12-grain bread 
  • 4 slices tomatoes
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp butter

Cheeses Mentioned


Historically made once a year. In 2004, a review of Beemster’s past cheeses led to Vlaskaas' rediscovery. 

Pairs with:

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