It is well known within my circle of friends and by my family that I am a cheese lover. I totally adore the stuff and I insist on having a range of cheeses to keep things interesting. When a slice of Old Amsterdam arrived in the post to be reviewed I began thinking that I should make use of my kitchen skills and get a little creative.
But before I did I had to try so I could report back to you all. Trying not to eat the whole slice wasn’t easy but I was strong and only barely succeeded. The cheese was easy to cut through and had a nice strong aroma. It has a rich flavour as one would expect from a mature cheese and is fantastically smooth and creamy, guaranteed to satisfy any cheese lover.
My first recipe was:
Stuff mushrooms with cheese and bacon
The flavours all work amazingly well together and this is simple and quick to make, no oil is added and as you trim off the fat its actually very healthy.
Dish two was:
Aubergine with Green Pesto, tomato and cheese
600g of a preprepared tomato sauce with herbs.
One of the best ways of enjoying this cheese is with crackers and a crisp white wine although to be honest I prefered the cheese just on its own.
I would definitely recommend this cheese to be added to your cheese board next time you have a dinner party, or, better still make sure you have supplies for general nibbling or to add to food to give it that extra bit of flavour.
Old Amsterdam Full fat hard Dutch Cheese can be purchased from Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose for approx £2.50.
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