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Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Room

Singel 182-Huis | Amsterdam, 1015 AJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
+31 20 320 6333
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Owner description: Tasting centre for some of the finest Dutch cheeses.The historic ripening process of the Reypenaer cheeses is unique in the Netherlands. In the... more » Owner description: Tasting centre for some of the finest Dutch cheeses.The historic ripening process of the Reypenaer cheeses is unique in the Netherlands. In the 100-year-old warehouse on the Oude Rijn river in Woerden, the Reypenaer cheeses are matured in an entirely natural way. Over time, this process leads to the distinctive and complex taste with its exceptional aroma that characterises these artisan cheeses.In the Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Rooms in the centre of old Amsterdam, you can personally test and evaluate the flavour, the aroma and the qualities of the Reypenaer cheeses, all under the guidance of an expert cheese taster.Each cheese tasting session lasts approximately one hour, and caters for a maximum of 20 people per tasting. Tasting workshops take place every Monday and Tuesdays from 13.00h till 15.00h Wednesday to Sunday throughout the day from 12.00h to 17.00h.The Connoisseur workshop costs €15.00 per person. There is also an Special Tasting where you get a Reypenaer present, costing €20.00 per person.We also cater for private groups, corporate events and private parties for groups of up to 20 people.Opening Hours: Sunday 11.00h to 18.00 and Monday to Saturday 10.00h to 18.00h.Getting there: Printable map...By Public Transport: From Amsterdam Central Station with Tramline 1,2,5,13 or 17 or Bus 142, 144 or 170. Get out at stop Dam/RaadhuisstraatBy foot: From Amsterdam Central Station 10 minutesBy Watertaxi: VIP Water Taxi...Parking: De Kolk, Amsterdam Centraal P1, Bijenkorf « less
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very nice place with variety of good cheeses - made traditionally. You can buy cheese everywhere in Amsterdam, but here you get a unique experience of pairing wine with some of the finest Dutch cheeses from Reypenaer warehouse, where they are matured in natural way. There are different opinions and reviews about this tasting experience; our advice is simple -... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stumbled on this by chance after completing a walking tour. Our expert was Patty and she was amazing. We got to taste 5 different cheeses that were paired with white, red and port. The whole hour was informative and fun. One of us paid the 20 euro price for the free gift and we got two blocks of cheese... More

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Long Island, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Since this was Amsterdam, I went into a number of cheese shops to sample the various types of cheese. I read about this tasting room from Trip Advisor. I have to disagree with a lot of the prior reviews. The hour was mostly an extended ad for Reypenaer. The first thing we were told was that their cheese cost more... More

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Solana Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Who knew that Gouda is a spectacular cheese? The entire family loved the cheese tasting class, the speaker, the cheese and the whole experience. We are ready for a return visit.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great cheese tasting! After an interesting presentation we got down to tasting 6 different cheeses (2 from goat and 4 from cow milk) pairing it with white, red and port wine. Definitely worth the price! The only improvement I could suggest is to add bread or crackers to it to better clean palate in between tastings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My partner suggested that we do this as part of his birthday weekend in Amsterdams so we booked the day before. What a great experience. The cheeses are delicious, though the real surprise for me was the coupling of the cheese and wine. I learned that it really does make a difference to have the wine to compliment food. Our... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We learned about the cheese tasting by accident, while in the store to buy some of their delicious chesses. The tasting was only 15 Euros per person so we happily joined in. The tasting took place in their cellar on site. The cheese tasting was not only informative (I learned a lot about my favourite cheeses) but also fun. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We found this on line and decided to get it a try. We had done plenty of wine tastings but not a cheese tasting. It was a great experience. The person doing the cheese tasting was the son of the owner and he told us all about the process of aging the cheese and the people responsible for the taste.... More

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Ron P, Front Office Manager at Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Room, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your extended review! We are glad that you liked our tasting with our cheeses and wines. We hope that you will enjoy our cheese at home! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Best cheese store in the town. Affordable prices, great service. The cheese tasting is highly recommended.

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Thank you very much for your review! We are glad that you liked our tasting with our cheeses. We hope that you will enjoy our cheese again! More

Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Reypenaer has exceptional cheese. Go taste it! Also, if you plan ahead, book their cheese class. You will taste five cheeses paired with red wine, white wine and port. You will get about as much cheese as you want. Dinner was tough after the four o'clock tasting. I would recommend an earlier time- possibly a substitute lunch. Remember to buy... More

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Thank you very much for your extended review! We are glad that you liked our tasting with our cheeses and wines. We hope that you will enjoy our cheese at home! More

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