By Lauren Bens
If you want to show off your masterful palate this holiday season – and all year-round – A Dutch Masterpiece has an award-winning repertoire of cheeses. You can taste their quality craftsmanship, heritage and Gouda goodness in each and every bite.
Just in time for the holidays, the brand has introduced a redesign featuring exquisite packaging as well as an updated website that will let you explore the wonders of this world-renowned brand. Now you can really enjoy appetizing artwork from this timeless cheese collection!
This posh – and palatable – new packaging depicts famed and readily identifiable Dutch painters along with their most well-known works of art. Cheese connoisseurs as well as those just learning about the brand, which offers a variety of bold and full-bodied cheeses, will also find informative tasting notes on the packaging. For A Dutch Masterpiece, it’s all about educating people on what makes this unique line of cheeses so special and more importantly, scrumptious.
Between their creatively designed packaging presentation which showcases their traditional roots and techniques, you can see that behind the scenes of A Dutch Masterpiece, the cheese wheels have spinning with great – and tasty – ideas. Consumers can enjoy both sophisticated cheese wedges as well depictions of the Netherlands most notable painters including Rembrandt van Rijn, Vincent van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer and Frans Hals. Just as these artists from the 16th, 17th and 19th centuries remain classics, so do these cheeses – talk about a perfect pairing with the perfect presentation. Let’s just say these artworks and cheeses continue to heighten the senses, from your eyes to your tastebuds.
The timeless beauty and rich heritage of these painters inspired the four matured and mouthwatering cheeses that make up the range of A Dutch Masterpiece. Made with fresh milk from the world’s most dedicated dairy farmers, each cheese has its own customized recipe and ripening process. With farm fresh flavors as well as unique and refined textures and taste, it’s no surprise that all members of the Dutch Masterpiece family have won numerous awards for their distinct qualities and commitment to the craft of traditional Dutch cheesemaking. Both the Rembrandt (2004) and Vermeer (2012) were voted best cheese in the world at the World Championship Cheese Contest held in the U.S. – yes, that’s a thing.
“Our cheeses are as much a work of art as the innovative and prolific golden age painters for which they are named” explains Debbie Seife, marketing director of Friesland Campina Consumer Dairy. “Distinctive in flavor like their artists, our new brand identity and package design frames the distinctive features of each painter, their formative work, and the unique age and tasting notes of each of the awarding winning cheeses in our masterpiece collection.”
By paying homage to their roots in a traditional Dutch way while using state-of-the-art production facilities, A Dutch Masterpiece is the perfect addition to your holiday platter, as well as snack time and well, all the time. It’s time to meet these masterpieces, from the full-bodied Frans Hals to the rich flavor of Vincent, as well as the delicate fruity flavor of Vermeer and sharp taste and rich texture of Rembrandt:
Rembrandt: This Extra Aged Gouda Cheese features a firm texture and strong, robust taste. This cheese, which is traditionally ripened for one year, is the winner of the World Championship Cheese Contest World Champion in 2004 and received the World Cheese Awards 2016 Gold.
Vincent – Fully ripened for six months, this sweet cheese is the perfect example of where Gouda meets parmesan flavor. Winner of the World Cheese Awards 2013 Gold.
Frans Hals – Find a full-bodied taste and delicate aroma with this aged Dutch goat cheese that is naturally matured for up to six months. Made with 100 percent goat’s milk, Frans Hals found itself at the top with the World Cheese Awards 2016 Super Gold.
Vermeer – Dig into this delicious Dutch Gouda with a delicate, fruity flavor. Traditionally ripened for five months and World Championship Cheese Contest World Champion in 2012, World Cheese Awards 2013 Gold.
Whether it’s a snack or holiday platter, A Dutch Masterpiece will turn each and every occasion into a mouthwatering masterpiece.