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Wine & Cheese Tasting in Amsterdam

This unique two-hour wine and cheese tasting experience in Amsterdam will introduce you to a selection of exclusive Dutch cheeses and multiple award-winning Dutch wines which are not available in regular stores. 

 

Carefully selected Dutch wines are paired with artisanal Dutch cheeses from our region creating a harmonious interplay of flavors. A great way to get familiar with these wonderful products. 

What makes this activity unique?

 

Our unique Dutch wine and cheese tasting is held in a beautiful setting, the stylish dining room in the chef’s own home. A multilingual, seasoned professional and a chef by trade with more than 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry.

These multiple award-winning Dutch wines are professionally paired with Dutch cheeses not widely known, not exported and only available in speciality shops and the farms that produce them.

This tasting has been specially designed for those who love to spend some hours enjoying a different activity.

During this 2-hour wine & cheese tasting, you will sample a selection of fine Dutch wines and authentic artisanal Dutch cheese. A laid-back ambience in a beautiful setting located in Amsterdam’s elegant business district (Zuidas) and within easy reach of the city center.


If you like cheese and wine as much as we do, then this is the activity for you!

What a fun way to learn about the wines and cheeses from the Netherlands.

A memorable experience that should not be missed.

Avoid disappointment and book in advance as the tastings tend to sell out quickly. For reservations, please go to www.borntotaste.com it’s only a click away.

What is included

 

  • All Fees and Taxes

  • Wine, artisanal cheese, fresh baguette & dried fruits

  • Full explanation of the wines and cheeses that you will be tasting

  • Learn how to read a wine label

What is excluded

 

  • Gratuities, strong alcoholic beverages, transportation

  • Private transportation

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During the tasting, you will be tasting wines from a multiple award-winning winery from the Winterswijk region. The vineyard started 17 years ago. With 4 acres of vineyard, the winery produces around 20.000 bottles a year.

The wines produced in the Netherlands are subject to the term “Cool climate”. This refers to wine regions specialized in varieties like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc.

White wines from cool climates tend to have higher acidity, more lemon-lime aromas, and are typically lower alcohol, with a noticeably light body. Regions which are now starting to produce potentially great cool climate wines include: Netherlands: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Müller-Thurgau. Although the Netherlands is a small wine producer, it has developed a strong branch of Dutch wine agriculture. Currently, the country has 180 commercial vineyards producing around 1.2 million bottles a year.

The region recently obtained a protected status (BOB, which is comparable to the French AOC). This has now become the sixth protected wine region in the Netherlands.

 

The protected designation of origin shall be the name of an area, a specific place or, in exceptional cases, the name of a country used to indicate an agricultural product or a specific ingredient or product;

  • originating from such an area, city or country,

  • whose quality or characteristics are significant or determined solely by geographical location, including natural and human factors,

  • of which production, processing and preparation takes place in the specific geographical area.

 

In other words, the BOB receives, the entire product is traditionally and completely manufactured (prepared, processed and produced) in the specific area and thus obtain unique properties. This system is like naming systems used throughout the world, such as the appellation d\'origine contrôlée (AOC) used in France.

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