Where could we even begin with this fantastic cheese!
Boerenkaas is originally from the Netherlands and is said to be the oldest recored cheese in the world, dating back to 1184. It is a strong Gouda that is aged for two years. Boerenkaas is just so tasty, they decided to make three variations of it: Mature, Cumin and Original (sweet). Today, most Dutch Gouda is produced industrially, however, some 300 Dutch farmers still produce Boerenkaas (“farmers cheese”) which is a protected form of Gouda made in the traditional manner, using unpasteurised milk. Cheesemaking traditionally was a woman's task in Dutch culture, with farmers' wives passing their cheesemaking skills on to their daughters.
Our Boerenkaas is made in the heart of the Midlands in Kwa-Zulu Natal by a small farm called 'Just Cheese'. Their cheeses are authentic and made in the traditional way by MJ who emigrated from Holland several years ago.
You might ask what you could pair your Boerenkaas with? Well that is why we are here!
Boerenkaas is delicious served with cold meats, on a sandwich or melted into a cheese sauce. Using the Cumin Boerenkaas is a real treat and can add another level of flavour to your food. So next time you are in the area, pop in and get a taster and a take away. Cheese always goes well with fruity chutneys and we've got those too.