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Old Amsterdam at Berkeley Bowl

Jupiter | Oct 29, 2001 03:25 PM

This weekend i took a field trip out to Berkeley Bowl with a firend of mine to sniff the mushrooms and poke the cheeses. While there i cam across a wedge of Old Amsterdam cheese. This is possibly the best stinky firm cheese i have ever had! I became addicted to it when we were in the Netherlands last year and I am super psyched to know that i can purchase some that is almost as great here in the states. I am confused though, i was under the impression that a lot of cheeses from the Netherlands were not making it to america due to hoof and mouth and pasturization processes and all that....Is this a one shot deal, or will i be able to find this cheese again? I bought a big wedge just to be on the safe side, however, it is so good that it is almost gone!
I guess i will have to make another trip soon. Can anyone recommend a cheese comparable and tell me if i should be worried about having trouble finding it again? This is the same cheese that i was told i could not bring into germany due to hoof and mouth....
hmmmm? are they just trying to horde the best for themselves?
i wonder.
If you get a chance to pick some up, i hihgly recommend you do, and don't bother with the cracker, this cheese is best straight!

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