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Follow the “Cheese Trail” Across the Netherlands


One of the best ways to taste a cheese is to do so in its country of origin. But don’t hop a plane France and Switzerland just yet — well, you can, just make sure to visit the Netherlands, too! Its rich cheese history  is well worth the trip for any cheese aficionado.

“Sadly, much of our exported cheese is young and lacking in flavour,” says leading Dutch cheese maker Henri Willig, himself a former winner of the contest for his Polder Gold goats’ cheese. “Yet proper Dutch cheese has a unique flavour, given the soil, the grass the Fresian cows feed on, and the milk they produce. It is creamy with a hint of sourness.”

Read more at The Independent

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Julia Domenicucci

Julia Domenicucci is an online editorial intern for culture who loves to try new foods almost as much as she loves trying new books. Born just outside of Boston and now attending school in the heart of it, Julia has come to really love the city, its art museums, and all the restaurants in the North End.

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