Reypenaer Cheese

Picture of reypenaer cheese
Picture depicts a 1.5 pounds wedge.
Wedge, weight: 7 ounces
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Your Price: $10.98
Wedge, weight: 1 pound
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Quarter wheel, weight: 6 pounds
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Gourmet-Food Fast Facts
Pasteurized MilkYes
Animal RennetYes
Award WinnerYes

Reypenaer cheese, one of the great Dutch cheeses, is carefully matured for about 1 year. This Dutch gourmet cheese is aged less than the Reypenaer VSOP, although it is already very old as cheeses go. It does not have the sharper tangy taste of the Reypenaer VSOP, instead it has a soft and creamy flavor that lingers on the palate. Simply delicious!

At the International Nantwich Cheese Show (UK) in 2009, in competition with a large number of international entries, judged by an independent jury, Reypenaer Cheese has won a prize again. The Reypenaer cheese was presented to be the Supreme Champion of the International Cheese Show 2009. After previous victories in 2007 and 2005 the Reypenaer cheese became the 'Best Dutch Cheese' again.

This cheese is ideal for serving on a cheese board for that special occasion, at the table, and for cutting off small slices and decadently enjoying with your favorite beverage. Reypenaer sliced is a perfect accompaniment in building that very special gourmet sandwich. Indeed Reypenaer more than fulfills its reputation as an excellent all purpose gourmet cheese.

We hand-cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 1 pound and 7 ounces and we also have a quarter wheel of approximately 6 pounds.

Ingredients:pasteurized cow's milk, salt, cheese cultures, rennet, annatto.
This would be four stars if I hadn't had the VSOP Reypenaer. The next best thing. Can hardly wait until a new batch of VSOP comes to age. My daughter brought us a pound when she returned from Amsterdam and we loved it enough to order it several times from the Netherlands before it became available in the USA. Now when my son-in-law passes through Amsterdam, he picks us up a pound if he is headed this way. I'll be getting the Reypenaer until I'm able to get Reypenaer VSOP.

I bought both this and the 2 year and love them both. Not as sharp as the VSOP which is my favorite. If you are new to aged cheese, try this first, you won't be disapointed. If you find you like the flavor closer to the rind the best, then get the VSOP next time.

Oh my. Wow. On the way back through Amsterdam airport I was lucky enough to see a Dutch lady giving samples of the one and two year Reypenaer. Not being a cheesehead, didn't know what to expect. Bought the one year cheese before my sample had left my tongue. Unbelievable. And I need a treat, heading back to Saudi Arabia to work!!! Found the perfect accompaniment to my cigar pleasure..

As a family, we do love cheese so when my husband bought some of this we couldn't wait to try it. It is delicious! It has a lovely subtle nutty flavour, slightly gritty (similar texture to parmesan) and just melts on the tongue. A definite firm favourite with everyone here!