5 excellent cheese shops in The Hague
1) Kaasspeciaalzaak Ed Boele
For anyone who loves cheese, this place is heaven! Ed Boele is famous for his wide selection of Dutch and foreign cheeses and has won several prices. Some cheeses are matured to perfection at a controlled temperature in a large display case in the back of the shop.
2) Kroon Kaashandel
A tantalising shop for cheese lovers! The owner himself drives to the famous Rungis International Market in Paris to select the most delicious and rare cheeses. His beautiful tiny chèvres complete every cheese board. In addition to cheeses, Kroon also sells high-quality deli meats, like Pata Negra and Bündnerfleisch, among other delicacies.
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Thanks to his wide choice of high-quality Dutch and foreign cheeses, Kalkman is a favourite cheesemonger in the expat neighbourhood Statenkwartier. The friendly staff is willing to let you taste before you buy. Besides cheese, Kalkman also sells very good home-roasted nuts. It’s hard to leave this shop empty handed.
The owner, Jochem Beijer, is not only a cheesemonger but also an oenologist, a wine expert. In addition to a wide variety of Dutch and foreign cheeses, he sells great wines too. A real treat are the special (seasonal) cheeses like Vacherin, L’Etivaz and clothbound cheddar from Somerset. Jochem knows better than anyone how to pair wine and cheese.
5) Alexanderhoeve Den Haag
Annelies, the owner, is always willing to let you try one of the many cheeses in her shop. She has a huge variety of Dutch and foreign cheeses. She likes to pair cheese with beer, and sells several speciality beers as well. Together with the owners of the famous The Hague beer brand Kompaan she developed an appetising ‘beer cheese’.
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