Wijngaard Cheese

Wijngaard Cheese is a family business with a long tradition of artisan cheese making going back more than 100 years. The current Wijngaard brothers who run the cheese business are the 3rd generation that are responsible for these fine, award-winning Gouda cheese.

The cheese of the Wijngaard family are made from milk from grass-fed cows. Cows fed on fresh grass give milder and better milk and cheese made from this milk ripens better. Milk supply of this type of milk is limited, since summers are not that long in Holland. The cheese is ripened in historic, custom-built cheese cellars in the historic town of Woerden. It is the unique micro-climate in these cellars, with fluctuating temperature and humidity, that influences the flavor of the cheese greatly.

If you ever visit Amsterdam, go to the Reypenaer Tasting Room in center of Amsterdam where you can personally test and evaluate the flavor, the aroma and the qualities of the Reypenaer cheese, all under the guidance of an expert cheese taster.

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Gouda, just the mere mention of this cheese, instantly gets the taste buds on high alert. This cheese doesn't disappoint in all the areas that Gouda delivers; buttery, creamy and velvety goodness. But wait, Pepper? Well that’s just the perfect kick.

This Dutch gouda has crushed black peppercorns atop a relatively young Gouda cheese of 4 months old. The Wyngaard family first cuts the gouda in cute triangles and then places the peppercorns on top of the cut side of the cheese, not the rind. This allows the snap of the pepper flavor to penetrate nicely into the cheese.

Peppered Gouda fits well into a ham and pear croissant sandwich; it's a match made in heaven. Herbs that complement Gouda are limitless but may we suggest crackers or breads infused with different flavors like rosemary, dill, and cumin. Pour a glass of a Merlot and you are enjoying Gouda the way it was meant to be.

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Gouda, just the mere mention of this cheese, instantly gets the taste buds on high alert. This cheese doesn't disappoint in all the areas that Gouda delivers; buttery, creamy and velvety goodness. But wait, Pepper? Well that’s just the perfect kick. This... read more
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The Wijngaard family, the composers of Reypenaer and a respected name in Holland; have graced us with this splendid Gouda. It is matured at 10 months old and then covered in nothing other than ginger; brilliant. This marriage of flavors is a match loved... read more
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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... read more
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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... read more
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This is not the typical Dutch cheese; it is not even a Gouda. It is a very flavorful cheese made from goat's milk. Surprise, not really, especially when you realize that the cheese is made by the same people who make the Reypenaer cheese - the Wijngaard... read more