Reypenaer VSOP

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Picture depicts a 1.5 pound wedge.
Approx. Weight: 8 ounces
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Approx. Weight: 16 ounces
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Gourmet-Food Fast Facts
CountryNetherlands
ImportedYes
MilkCow
TextureHard
Wijngaard Cheese, the makers of Reypenaer and Reypenaer VSOP, were having some production difficulties with Reypenaer VSOP. They have overcome the problems, but the Reypenaer VSOP still needs time to age to its perfect flavor and texture and sadly it will not be available until mid 2014.

Luckily there is still the 1-year old Reypenaer, the multiple award–winner, definitely a worthy alternative.

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Reypenaer V.S.O.P. is truly a Dutch gourmet cheese showpiece. Magnificent and well deserved of the V.S.O.P. designation.

This delicious gourmet cheese from the Netherlands is matured for about 2 years and during that maturation sheds approximately 25% of its original weight. The white spots you will see on the surface indicate the start of mineral and protein crystallization. In comparison to most cheeses that are aged from a few weeks to a few months, this is a masterpiece long in the making. We also have a Reypenaer, aged for just 1 year and already tasting 'old'.

Aroma and flavor are superb. Sharp and tangy. Well recommended and arguably one of the greatest Dutch hard cheeses.

We cut and wrap Reypenaer V.S.O.P. in wedges of approximately 1 pound and 8 ounces.

Reviews
Awesome cheese...


This is a truly wonderful aged Gouda. It has a very rich smooth flavor, tangy with a hint of saltiness. Nice bits of crystallization througout the cheese give a great little burst of extra flavor when you crunch one. Without question this is the best aged Gouda I've eaten. I first bought this at the airport in Shiphol and have purchased more every time I pass thru Amsterdam. It is great to see this is now available on line.


The best cheese available in Holland!!!


OMG I am a cheese lover from the Wisconsin. I used to think we had the best cheese...no way! I picked this up in the airport on my way home from Amsterdam and shared it with friends when I got home. Everyone loved it. My mouth is actually watering just thinking about. based on the description i am glad I bought 2 becasue the first wedge was gone within minutes.


I am a Director of MCE Engineering in the UK who specialise in cheesemaking equipment, so in my line of business I get the chance to taste plenty of good quality cheeses. I have just been introduced to this wonderful cheese at the Nantwich Cheese Awards, quite frankly (and this may get me into trouble with my UK cheesemakers) This is the BEST cheese I have ever tasted


It is a great cheese. Very tasty and excellent with wine.


Obtained at Schipol airport, Amsterdam, for about 19 euros / 600g. Rich yellow with some fine crystallizations; readily sliced into thin smooth chips. Mildish aroma; hard but smoothly-melting entry, rich but very fine sweet, tangy, palate, without harshness or coarseness. Persistent and delightful end-taste. Actually works well with Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto but a slightly harsh edge given to a Rausch 05 Riesling Spatlese (Zilliken) suggests need for a bigger late-harvest German as a match. A very fine aged Gouda, and wider availability at a reasonable price in America would be helpful.
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