One of the most enjoyable things I’ve recently done in Amsterdam, hands down, was the cheese-making workshop at De Kaasserie in Amsterdam West. You might think cheese-making sounds a bit old-fashioned, but think again! Paula at De Kaasserie takes cheese-making to a whole new level with her approach to urban cheesemaking. And the best part is: you too can learn to make urban cheese during her workshops and then do it right in your own kitchen!
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Team outing, family activity, or a date? Experience the Cheese Making Workshop at De Kaasserie
It becomes evident quite quickly that cheese-making reaches a whole new level at De Kaasserie when Paula starts sharing her ‘cheese journey.’ It was born out of her longing for the cheese she grew up with in South America, combined with her background at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. Cheese can have beautifully designed shapes, and there is room for experimentation by adding spices and natural colourants (such as beet powder, for example).
During this workshop, you will discover that making cheese in your own kitchen is actually not difficult at all. All you need is a pan, thermometer, cheese cloth, or a cheese mould. Additionally, having the right ingredients is key, and that’s where Paula’s workshop comes in. When you participate in the workshop at De Kaasserie, you’ll leave at the end of the day with your own starter kit containing rennet and acid (the only things you would typically order online for cheese making).
I surprised my partner with this cheese-making workshop in Amsterdam, and it was a big hit. We got to spend quality time together, learn new things, and indulge in a delicious cheese tasting. Moreover, Paula is a delightful person, and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing her story about her dream of becoming an urban cheesemaker after graduating from the Design Academy in Eindhoven. And if you think that, as a Dutch person, you already know everything about cheese, you’ll be surprised by the history of cheese making that Paula takes you through. I would book this workshop again as an activity with my family, but it’s also a lot of fun with colleagues or a group of friends.
all about the cheese-making workshop at De Kaasserie
During the 2.5-hour workshop, you will learn how to make two different types of cheese. And you’ll be using milk from the supermarket! One cheese is made with rennet, while the other is made with acid. These two different processes will result in two different cheeses for you to take home after the workshop. After making the cheeses, the workshop concludes with a tasting session and a drink. What’s even more exciting is that you will receive the cheese cloth, a bottle of acid, and rennet to take home with you, allowing you to continue experimenting with cheese-making in your own kitchen.
Have a great time, and feel free to tag me @yourlbb if you attend this workshop!
Attention: De Kaasserie has recently moved to a new location at Bellamystraat 8 in Amsterdam West. The photos in this article were taken at the previous location. However, the workshop remains the same!
Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Fabrique des Lumières
⋙ NXT Museum
⋙ STRAAT street art museum
⋙ MOCO Museum for street and modern art
⋙ Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
⋙ Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
⋙ Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
⋙ Pancake Cruise
⋙ Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
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⋙ Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
⋙ Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
⋙ Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
⋙ 3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
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⋙ Private Canal Boat Tour
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ Canal Cruise in the evening
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⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ The Upside Down
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⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
⋙ Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
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AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Go an a bike tour with the kids
⋙ NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Paddle board tour on the canals
⋙ Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour
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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
☾ Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.
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