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“A very fun and tasty experience”

Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Room
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Ranked #3 of 71 Food & Drink in Amsterdam
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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 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
Reviewed January 5, 2013

I really enjoyed being able to learn about cheese in Amsterdam. It was a fun experience to try the cheeses in the various stages of aging. Overall a nice personalised cheese tasting and educational experience.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

If you're looking for something to do, try the cheese tasting at Reypenaer. I came away learning a lot about cheese tasting, and have a couple of new favourites. Great experience!

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Be prepared for learning a lot and tasting excellent cheese and wine. People normally don't know about this program, but certainly is an Amsterdam must-see. The teacher is very kind too.

1  Thank Rafaelfeldmann
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

And I certainly do - this is an ideal way to spend an hour or so.

The shop itself is quite small but you go downstairs to the tasting room and it is a whole new world. We tasted 6 cheeses, each matched to either white wine, red wine or port and all of them were fantastic - I will never look at Gouda in the same way again!

The girl who talked us through each cheese was very knowledgable and gave a good presentation on the history of the company as well as the attributes of each cheese/wine combination. She described one as a party in your mouth and I can only say she was right!

Highly recommended......

2  Thank apeter1
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

My husband and I really enjoyed this cheese tasting. The wine was well-matched to each cheese and the instructor did a wonderful job guiding us through the 6 cheeses, including 4 Goudas aged from 5 months to 3 years and 2 different goats cheeses. The tasting is held in a private room with 10 small tables; each table has 6 wedges of cheese and a cutting board (you serve yourself as much you like). If you sign-up for the 20 euro "special" package (versus the 15 euro package) you receive a 300g wedge of the 1-year Reypenaer Gouda which is normally sold for 11 euros. It is handed to you when you sign-in for the course (so if you're going with your spouse, you needn't both sign-up for the special package if you only want one wedge of cheese). The classes fill up fast but it's easy to book online in advance. If you're not interested in a guided tasting, the shop has many samples available for free. Either way, I recommend stopping by this place. The cheese is fabulous!

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