Reypenaer Cheese Tasting // Amsterdam
A few weeks ago I shared scenes from our seriously awesome walking tour around Amsterdam. I fell in love with the city and can not wait to return. While there we also squeezed in a visit to the Cheese Tasting Room at Reypenaer that I found on TripAdvisor. Initially reluctant, it turned out to soooo tasty and fun.
To start, we congregated in the shopping area of the Reypenaer Cheese Shop with all kinds of free yummy samples. At the stroke of 2PM student were invited to their cozy classroom downstairs. On the tables wine glasses were set out alongside five wedges of cheese. After a brief video explaining Reypenaer’s unique history, our instructor poured generous glasses of wine to pair with each of the cheeses. We worked through each cheese as class, identifying subtle flavors and appropriate food pairings. Much like wine, I don’t have a discriminating palette when it comes to cheese (heck, I can get down with some Kraft Blue Box) but my word, these cheeses were so yum. We were allowed to sample as much as we liked and were even given refills of the wine. This was such a great way to spend a few hours in Amsterdam, I highly recommend visiting if you get the chance!
My favorite was the Reypenaer original, nom nom nom.
Book ahead since the classroom slots fill up quickly!