Thursday, September 8, 2011

Product Review: Ukiekaas Maasdam cheese

Maasdam cheese (presumably named after the Dutch town of Maasdam) is a Dutch cheese that's made in a similar manner to Emmental cheese (which we call Swiss cheese here in the U.S.). In fact, it's intended to be a cheaper alternative to Emmental.[1] I was a little disappointed to learn that it was first developed in the early 1990s [2], since I generally prefer to sample cheeses that have a little more history to them.

My verdict: I would say that this cheese tasted more like Gouda than like Emmental. In fact, I'm not entirely sure that this was a Maasdam cheese since all the pictures I can find show this cheese having holes in it [3], like the Emmental it was intended to compete with.


[1] See cheese.

[2] See

[3] e.g. see

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