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.”