Happy Travel Tuesday! I’m so happy that Travel Tuesday exists because I’ve been struggling to keep my blog posts up due to 2 major factors – I’m busy YouTubing at the moment. It’s been so much fun to make little videos! 2 – Drop Dead Diva. It’s on Netflix and I’m totally addicted to it! You must check it out. But trust, routine, Travel Tuesday rolls around each week and then I know where I’m meant to be and what I’m meant to share.
So today I’d like to tell you about the Amsterdam Cheese Company. There are 4 branches of the ACC, but we stumbled upon this one day while cruising through the shopping district of Amsterdam. Mr John wasn’t that keen to go in but I thought it would be interesting to take a look. And boy was I right!
The Amsterdam Cheese Company doesn’t look particularly spectacular from the outside, but I was happy to pop in and get out of the cold
read freezing weather of Amsterdam. Us South Africans are just not equipped for the level of cold in Europe!
As I’ve previously mentioned, the Dutch don’t really have the best food in the world. When I arrived in Holland, I didn’t know of anything definitive associated with the culture, like frog legs in France or hamburgers in America. Through visiting, I was introduced to the joy of Bitterballen, stroopwafels and how beautiful Dutch cheese is, wow!
The Amsterdam Cheese Company has a WORLD of DIVINE cheeses! So many cheddars, goudas and more. Think cheddar with chilli in it, smoked cheddar, black pepper cheddar, wasabi cheddar, basil cheddar and even goats milk cheeses. The shop has lots of little chopped up pieces of cheese so that you can taste them. I would have loved to have bought some, but there’s no way I could have carried around stinky cheese for 2 weeks in Europe! Some of the cheeses were so strong they tasted like Marmite!
The Amsterdam Cheese Factory also has interesting condiments to accompany the delicious cheeses. Things like dill mustard, balsamic mustard or honey thyme mustard. They also had cute little souvenirs in the shop, blue porcelain toothpick holders and the like.
We didn’t stay in the shop long, but if you’re in Amsterdam then pop in. You will be really surprised as to how delicious and dynamic the cheeses are. They would be lovely now during this cold Cape Town winter!