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“Be a cheese head!”

Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Room
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Ranked #7 of 79 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 September 30, 2015

This a well spent hour. The cheese and wine pairings are great, the place is nicely set up downstairs from the shop, and the guide knowledgable and fun. If you haven't tried the Reypenaer brand or their newer Wyngaard cheeses, you should do this. If you have tried them, then get to know something more while sipping nice wine and eating that great tasting cheese! Get a little discount on their nice cheese and tools, too.

Thank David W
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Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Great little find. In the basement of a cheese shop, tasting 6 different cheeses with wine and port. Great English speaking talk who was very engaging and wanted to have questions asked. No holding back with the quantity of wine and cheese, if you wanted to buy some they gave a discount to. We did the boat cruise with it as well which made for a great value trip. Must visit if you love cheese!!!

Thank jez1987
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Reviewed September 28, 2015

Highly recommend this wonderful experience. It was informative and the cheeses and wines were fabulous. The "shop" also has several nice, inexpensive and airport security acceptable items to take back home for gifts. Such Fun!!

Thank Melina J
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Reviewed September 27, 2015

We were looking for something different to do after having spent the morning visiting the Van Gogh Museum. I don't recall how we found Reypenaer, but we figured a cheese (with wine!) tasting would be a "can't miss" hour. Situated on an active corner on the Singel canal, the Reypenaer store is a cozy place with sales upstairs and the tastings done a floor below down the traditionally steep and narrow stairs of the historic buildings of Amsterdam.

The class was a great deal of fun, and our "instructor", Lieke, was great and a good sport handling the class with poise and good humor. She taught us how to consider different cheeses in much the same way we consider different wines.

The tasting consisted of 6 different cheeses paired with two wines (one white, one red) and a port. The biggest surprise for us was that my wife, not a goat chese fan, liked both of the goat cheeses; the smooth and creamy 4-month as well as the slightly harder 10-month aged cheese. Best of all, we learned something about cheese making in the process.

If you're in Amsterdam, like cheese (and wine), and are looking for something to occupy an hour or so of your time, take this class and have fun.

Thank Decimati
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Reviewed September 27, 2015

This tasting was recommended to us by Benjamin of "That Dam Guide" and we were delighted. Very informative and professionally done cheese tasting and wine pairings. The store staff is very friendly and helpful. Good place for take home gifts and a "certificate" suitable for framing with 15% off purchases. Wonderful cheese that I now know more about.

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