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Cheese

The Dutch are cheese-heads. Archeological digs have proven that cheese was already being made on Dutch soil thousands of years ago. A military report by Juius Caesar even mentions how surprised he was about the cheese production of these Low Countries. Being the cheese-heads we are, cheese was initally only made for personal consumption. it wasn't until the Middle Ages that Holland started exporting cheese and gained an international reputation as "cheese land".

It's all about cheese in Holland
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Alkmaar Cheese Museum

The Dutch Cheese Museum in Alkmaar is designed to explain the history of cheese making.

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