maandag 26 mei 2014

Say Cheese


Dutch Beemster cheese ripened for 12 months on our market at friday mornings.
Here in the Netherlands we make a difference in cheese names controlled by the ripening time of the cheese.

Not ripened at all and still white - may-cheese (meikaas)
4 weeks old - young cheese (jonge kaas)
8 till 10 weeks - young mature cheese (jong belegen kaas)
16 until 18 weeks - Mature cheese (belegen kaas)
7 till 8 months - old mature cheese ( oud belegen kaas)
10-12 months - old cheese (oude kaas)
12-36 months - old cheese or old crumble ( oude brokkel kaas)

The last one is impossible to cut in slices because it crumbles away by putting a knife on it but the taste is really a treat. ( Also a bit salty ).

I dedicate this posting to Monday Mellow Yellows here.

16 opmerkingen:

  1. Sounds a little like how I feel when I walk into a Starbucks. Wait! All I want is a cup of black tea. ;-)

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  2. I like cheese at every age but I bet the old cheese is particularly wonderful.

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  3. Nice shot S.C. Never realize the cheese I was eating was so old. It was worth the wait.

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  4. A wonderful way to label all cheeses. I would like a taste of all of them!!

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  5. Hmm..one could associate the cheese terms to people as they age. I guess I would be "old mature cheese". At least I am not "old crumble"...yet.

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  6. Terrific photo. You got me with this great looking cheese. Also, thanks for the lesson in cheese aging.

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  7. That's a nice piece of 'old crumble' s.c and definitely yellow :) Enjoy a piece pour moi!

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  8. Just looking at the dark cheese makes my mouth water. Lovely, I wish I could taste it! So systematic to name the cheese for their age, how thoughtful.

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  9. Never liked old cheese, but since some years I've learned to appreciate it. This one looks marvelous!

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  10. Although Beemster cheese is sold in our local supermarket, I can't imagine what this tastes like. I want a sniff.

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  11. God I want a piece of that :-) Nice shot and delicious looking cheese.

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  12. Is there anything better than cheese? Well - perhaps red wine. With the cheese.

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