In the post-cheese tasting excitement of my last post, I forgot to mention one of the most delightful things about buying cheese in Holland. Rather than going to the supermarket like you would in the US or UK, here you can go to the market or to the cheesemonger, a shop dedicated to selling cheese. (Of course you can also buy at the supermarket, but it’s not as good ).
My boyfriend is a regular at a specific cheese stall in the Vredenburg market and they are getting to know him as he systematically works his way through all their types of cheese. I snapped this photo of an adorable cheesemonger in Haarlem, called ‘t Kaaswinkeltje. “Kaas” means cheese, “winkeltje” means shop, and ‘t is an abbreviation for “het,” which means the. So this is The Cheese Shop… how cute! Sorry if this blog is getting cheesy.