Where does herb cheese come from?
Ever since cheese has been made in the Netherlands, people have also experimented with different flavors of herbal cheese. Dutch cheese has a long history.
It is known that at the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th century, the Dutch sailed all over the world in huge handmade ships made of wood. The so-called VOC tours . During these trips all corners of the world were reached. For example, a trip to Indonesia took 9 months!
The first stop that one could make on these trips was the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. This southernmost point of the world was only reached after 4 months. This meant that food and drink had to be carried for 4 months. Cheese was an ideal food because it is compact, easy to store and packed with nutrients.
Furthermore, it was possible to conduct excellent barter trade with cheese. This piece of Dutch history also has its dark sides, but at the end of these trips the sailors returned with many exotic products.
It didn’t take long before these products were mixed with our cheeses, creating the most exotic combinations.
How about sambal cheese , sambal was clearly a product that was brought from Asia. Pesto was found a little closer to home, from which red pesto cheese and green pesto cheese were made.