This cheese is revered by cheese connoisseurs for its rich flavours of butterscotch, whiskey and pecan. The XO has been aging for over 2 years in historic warehouses and due to the unique milk and craftsmanship, it stays creamy while developing flavour. As the longest aged Beemster cheese, there are normally tyrosine crystals in the cheese itself that result in “crunchies” that consumers often look for when purchasing an aged product.
It pairs well with roasted macadamia and cashew nuts, green olives and white grapes. The intense aroma of Beemster XO pairs extremely well with good red wines, heavier beers, aged madeira and whiskey.