Monday, 28 May 2012

Beemster cheese

Children dressed as cheese carriers at a market, outside a cheese museum.  The cheeses are Beemster cheese, some of which is aged for 26 months.

The name Beemster comes from the Beemster Polder, an area in North Holland.  It was the earliest of the reclaimed land in the Netherlands, first drained in 1609, and now lies over 3 metres below sea level.  It has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999.
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  1. Had never heard of it but love the picture

  2. Great picture never heard of this cheese or the area it comes from thanks for shareing

  3. I know they call the land reclaimed, but I think it is only claimed for the first time. When the dikes break, then the sea does the reclaiming. Ok, maybe not. Beemster cheese.


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