The Beemster Spring Cheese or Beemster Graskaas® is a rare limited edition Dutch cheese that launched today in Singapore at Cold Storage Great World City. Even the Dutch Ambassador was there! I wasn't able to make it to the event, but this cheese got my curiosity.
It's made using the first milking from cows that graze on fresh spring pastures. I looked up Beemster and found this!
Golly! Look at how sprightly the cows are! Cheese that come from happy cows has got to be amazing. The cows graze 20 feet below sea level in the Beemster polder, which has been named a UNESCO heritage site. The blue sea clay from the reclaimed land provides rich minerals and fertile land for lush pastures. The Spring Cheese is reputed to be extra buttery, creamy and full of intense flavours. Good with fruits or wine, or as a melting cheese in sandwiches, burgers, pizzas or casseroles.
Quantity is limited depending on the volume of milking. There were only 3000 wheels of this exclusive seasonal cheese last year. This year Singapore has been able to get 100 wheels from what's available. This is probably going to be one of those things sold out in a jiffy.
Beemster Spring Cheese is available (S$6.49 per 100g) at:
- Market Place Supermarkets (ThreeSixty Market Place, Market Place @ one-north, Paragon Market Place, Tanglin Market Place, Jasons Market Place and Jasons Orchard)
- Selected Cold Storage Supermarkets (AnchorPoint, Bugis Junction, CentrePoint, Chancery Court, Cluny Court, CompassPoint, Eastwood, Guthrie House, Great World City, Holland Village, Jelita, Kallang Leisure Park, King Albert Park, Kovan Heartland Mall, NorthPoint Novena Square, Parkway Parade, Serangoon NEX, Takashimaya, Tampines 1, United Square, Valley Point, Vivocity, West Coast Plaza)
In addition to the Beemster Graskaas, there are also seven types of Beemster cheeses available throughout the year.
I love cheeses (I mean, this blog is even named after a cheese, albeit with a Japanese twist), so I am looking forward to finding the Spring Cheese in my neighbourhood Cold Storage outlet. Will update when I get a taste of it!
Photo courtesy of Sixth Sense Communications