We discovered "De Kaaskamer" on a rainy afternoon while walking through the streets in Amsterdam. Give that both of us are cheese enthusiasts, we entered the store and were welcomed by the smell and aroma of a vast variety of cheeses and sausages. There were also olives and other snack-like items that you can taste and get to go.
We tried the young and old Gouda, and also the truffle Gouda. All three were absolutely incredible. The young cheese is soft and mild in flavor. It melts on your mouth as you chew. The old Gouda however, is harder in texture and extremely flavorful/savory. It will make you salivate. Amazing! The truffle Gouda was good too, but can be hit or miss if you are not a fan on truffles. It actually had saved pieces of black truffle. Exquisite!
Now for the sausages, we tried the truffle sausage and the pata negra-- both out of control great. I'm saddened just thinking about this.
I suggest getting the cheeses and sausages pre-cubed, stop and get some bread, and make a picnic by one of the canals. An experience you will not forget.
I really miss this place. Thank you De Kaaskamer for the amazing memory and hope to meet again (even if we order online).
This store has a website and they will ship internationally in vacuum-sealed bags. Great for when your 'supply' runs out. e-cheese.nl
Fantastic little cheese shop in the Nine Streets neighborhood (De Negen Straatjes) that has a large selection of cheese along with meats, olives, and other assorted snacks. I stopped into several other cheese shops in Amsterdam and although De Kaaskamer doesn't offer all the samples that some of the more commercial shops do, they make up for it in quality and variety. For those visiting Amsterdam, this is the perfect place to pick up some snacks to enjoy along a canal, back at your hotel, or back home-wherever that may be!
An impressive selection of cheeses, olives, etc. It was a bit difficult to choose, given my lack of Dutch language skills. The staff offered to let me try anything, though, and tried to be more helpful than I would let them be!
I ended up with a couple of great cheeses and the prices seemed quite reasonable.
Great cheese shop!!! Nice selection.
The best cheese shop -- bar none -- in Amsterdam. It's in the great shopping area of the 9 little alleys. Every type of cheese you can imagine, plus a wonderful selection of Dutch cheeses. Also, they carry a complete selection of Charcuterie. You can get Jamon Iberico for half the price of the US. They have a small selection of wines. It all makes a great meal for the hotel room. It also was the last place for me to to visit before going to the airport. I can't recommend highly enough.
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