Natural Pastures Cheese Co.

Amsterdammer

The Amsterdammer won 1st place at the 2002 British Empire Cheese Show.

Made by Natural Pastures Cheese Co.

For over 90 years, and across three generations, the Smith family has been holistically managing their farm in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Their commitment to sustainable farming is a priority every step of the way - even when choosing milk suppliers on the Island.

See all cheeses by Natural Pastures Cheese Co.

About this cheese

Amsterdammer is a favourite with Comox Valley locals. It has a sweet and buttery taste, with a mellow infusion of field herbs. Nutty overtones give way to a tangy finish.

Pair it with...

beer

Pair with ales.

See pairings article

Additional Information

Texture Firm
Province British Columbia
Rind type Natural
Milk type Pasteurized
Moisture 41%
Milk fat 30%
Distribution Federal

Keeping Cheese

Storage

Amsterdammer and Firm cheeses in general, will keep in the refrigerator for more or less 5 weeks. In fact, storage allows this cheese to further ripen and develop in flavour.

Proper storage includes making sure that the wrapping adheres well to the cheese to prevent it from drying out. Keep cheeses on a lower shelf of your refrigerator, far from foods with strong odours, to avoid absorption of unwanted tastes and smells. If you follow these guidelines, your refrigerator’s vegetable drawer will be a good storage spot.

Plastic wrap is the most versatile, accessible and efficient way to preserve cheese freshness. It also provides the tightest seal to protect from moisture, odours and possibly mould in the fridge. Vacuum packs are another good option when storing Amsterdammer cheese in the refrigerator.

Freezing

Most cheeses can be frozen, but it is important to keep in mind that freezing can affect texture and character. This is why thawed cheeses are best reserved for use in cooking. Neither the taste nor texture of meals cooked with previously frozen cheeses will be affected.

You can freeze Amsterdammer, in pieces of 500 g or less, for up to two months! Just carefully wrap cheese in plastic wrap and place in an airtight freezer bag or vacuum pack. Before using, it is important to allow cheese to thaw slowly in the refrigerator.

Additional Information

Texture Firm
Province British Columbia
Rind type Natural
Milk type Pasteurized
Moisture 41%
Milk fat 30%
Distribution Federal

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