Fromagerie L'Amuse - IJmuiden - Holland
Why we chose them
The first time we met Fromagerie L'Amuse was in Bra - Cheese 2007 and at that time we have been astonished by their selection, in particular of Gouda. Betty & Martin, helped by the their daughter Thasia, run two beautiful fromagerie in Holland, the first in Santpoort-Noord (in the top 10 of Europe) and a new one in Amsterdam. The family works side by side with producers, selecting cheeses one by one when young, and maturing it for long time with long expertise. Gouda, affinè by L'Amuse, is produced by Cono Kaas, a cooperative in Beemster, nord of Holland. The place is amazing, four meters below the level of the sea, very fertile with amazing grazes for Holstein cows. The long affinage in rooms that are not cooled gave to the cheeses a round, buttery and complex taste that you could not forget.