The History of Old Amsterdam
The story of Old Amsterdam begins in 1800, when the search for an authentic and rich taste of the past led to one of the most loved cheese products of all time. When the Westland family could no longer make a living from fishing alone, they started looking for new ways to make money. That’s how they found a new passion: cheese! Mr. Westland had a clear mission: he wanted to market a type of cheese that tasted just as good as the old cheese that his mother always brought from the Jordaan in Amsterdam. That cheese was savory with just enough sweetness and above all wonderfully soft and creamy.
A well-kept secret
Mr. Westland began to experiment with his own recipes. However, it turned out to be difficult to get the taste and quality just right. But the family did not give up. They kept trying, and eventually after years of persistence, they finally figured out what it took to make the cheese we all love so much now. However, the exact recipe is a well-kept family secret.
Old Amsterdam was officially introduced to the Netherlands in 1985. The cheese became an immediate success both in the Netherlands and around the world. The cheese has received many international awards.
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Even though well-known Dutch cheese brands can be bought abroad, they never have the same quality as the original Dutch cheeses. They lack the unique taste. It is therefore no wonder that Dutch people who live abroad miss Dutch cheeses so much. Old Amsterdam is one of our most popular cheeses that are shipped worldwide. The truth is that not only the Dutch crave this cheese, but people all over the world have fallen in love with Old Amsterdam. Luckily for you, Real Dutch Food is happy to send Old Amsterdam to you, wherever you live in the world.