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New Amsterdam cheese

Beth | Jul 14, 200001:09 PM

At a little cafe/bakery in Mount Kisco (now defunct & replaced by a Sports Authority or something equally dreadful), I once got a wedge of cheese called New Amsterdam. It was a dense, flaky and salty like a parmesan but yellow with a somewhat more cheddary flavor.

When I tried to get more the next week, the bakery had closed, and I've never again been able to locate this cheese, despite asking at many cheese shops (Dean and Deluca, Fairway, Grand Central Market, etc.). A web search didn't turn up anything except lots of pages that explain that New York was once called New Amsterdam. Not terribly helpful!

Has anyone else ever eaten this cheese? Or seen it for sale anywhere in the five boroughs?


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