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(based on 50 ratings)
Located in: Cheese, Holland
A seasonal cheese, this product is only produced in the summer. Beemster's world famous milk becomes even more coveted during the last two weeks of March. The milk taken from the Beemster cows during this period is the creamiest milk of the year. This is the only milk used to create Graskaas, an exceptional Gouda-type cheese enrobed in a vibrant, green rind. During the limited "first grazing" period, enough milk is collected to craft just 2,000 wheels of Graskaas; only half of which are exported to the U.S. Made in the beginning of April and aged for one month, the recipe for Graskaas dates back to 1901.
  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk.
  • This item is only available seasonally.
  • Photo depicts whole 28 lb. form of cheese.
  • We cut and wrap this item by the 1/2 pound.
  • Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form.
Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.6 stars
(based on 50 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Buttery(3), Creamy(27), Delicate(11), Durable(4), Firm(8)
Best Uses:
After dinner(14), Hor d'oevre(13), Hors d'oeuvre(11), Melted(14), Salads(13)
Describe Yourself:
Foodie(10), Frequent diner(6), Health conscious(3), Simple tastes(4)
 
Exceptional Cheese
By The Reverend from Greenville, SC on 7/18/2010
Gift:
No
Pros:
Buttery, Complex, Creamy, Firm, Flavorful, Rich, Smooth
Best Uses:
Sandwiches
Describe Yourself:
Frequent Diner
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

Ate some last night as a snack. It was great.

 
Oh My God!
By mengles from S.E. Nebraska on 6/25/2010
Gift:
No
Pros:
Creamy, Flavorful, Smooth
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Gifts, Hors d'oeuvre, Melted, Salads, Sandwiches
Describe Yourself:
Simple Tastes
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

This cheese reminds me of a very creamy havarti. One of the best I've had in a long while. I love my cheeses.

 
Need more!
By shiba from Crossville, TN on 8/2/2009
Gift:
No
Pros:
Smooth
Best Uses:
Great on french bread, Hors d'oeuvre, Sandwiches
Describe Yourself:
Foodie, Simple Tastes
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

Great all round cheese eating by itself or as cracker snack. Too bad it's seasonal!

 
Most popular at our Wine and Cheese
By JohnVerified Purchaser from Logan, UT on 9/20/2008
Gift:
No
Pros:
Buttery, Smooth
Best Uses:
Hors d'oeuvre
Describe Yourself:
Foodie
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

Most popular cheese at our Wine and Cheese. Some other cheeses were individuals favorites but this one appealed to the broadest audience.

 
"Absolutely Love This Cheese"
By Running With ChocolateVerified Purchaser from St. Petersburg, Florida on 7/24/2008
Pros:
Buttery, Creamy, Flavorful, Great Value, Smooth
Best Uses:
Hors d'oeuvre, Melted, Salads, Sandwiches
Describe Yourself:
Foodie
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

This is such a basic all around delicious cheese. Everyone who tastes this loves it. Melts perfectly and pairs with anything. I just shredded some and stirred it into scrambled eggs with some snipped chives-so good!

 
It is very good!
By foodie IL from Champaign, IL on 7/22/2008
Pros:
Complex, Flavorful, Rich
Describe Yourself:
Foodie
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

Very interesting cheese.

 
Yum
By waso50Verified Reviewer from Tucson,AZ on 7/7/2008
Pros:
Creamy, Delicate, Flavorful, Smooth
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Hors d'oeuvre, Melted, Salads
Describe Yourself:
Foodie
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

Great has a great butter flavour

 
OMG - This is really good cheese!
By KDD from Rochester, NY on 6/24/2008
Pros:
Creamy, Rich, Smooth
Best Uses:
Hors d'oeuvre
Describe Yourself:
Foodie, Frequent Diner
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

With Italian or French sausages, crackers or all by itself; its a real treat.

 
Will buy this cheese all the time
By Mia from Temple TX on 6/21/2008
Pros:
Creamy, Delicate, Delicious, Firm, Flavorful, Rich, Smooth
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Any time, Hors d'oeuvre, Sandwiches, Snacks
Describe Yourself:
Cheese Lover, Chef, Frequent Diner, Gourmet cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

Room temperature, delicious with crackers or crusty hard rolls with butter a glass of cabernet or merlot or with fruit like cantaloupe or grapes any time of the day

 
Simply fantastic!!
By "PA" to the grandkids from Holland, Michigan on 6/19/2008
Pros:
Creamy, Flavorful, Pleasant on the tongue, Rich
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Hors d'oeuvre, With a little red wine
Describe Yourself:
Cheese addict, Simple Tastes
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

We use it as an additive to a goody gathering with family and friends

 
One of the best cheeses ever.
By LiliVerified Reviewer from Honolulu, Hi on 10/3/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Flavorful, Rich, Smooth
Best Uses:
Table cheese light meal
Describe Yourself:
Foodie
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

This cheese is so good you'll want to eat it on its own, or maybe with some good bread or crackers. Naturally sweet, creamy, and totally wonderful. [...]

 
we loved it so I reordered
By mt from Virginia Beach, Va on 9/11/2007
Pros:
Delicate, Flavorful, Smooth
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Hors d'oeuvre, Sandwiches
Describe Yourself:
Foodie
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

I ordered this wonderful cheese and took it to a family and friend reunion... they loved it so much that I ordered some more with the same raves

 
Graskaas, another triumph for Beemster
By RickVerified Reviewer from Fort Wayne, Indiana on 8/8/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Flavorful, Rich
Cons:
A limited sales period
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Hors d'oeuvre, Melted, Salads, Sandwiches, Sliced and eaten alone
Describe Yourself:
Chef, Foodie, Frequent Diner, Love to eat love to cook
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

I first was introduced to the Beemsterkaas product on a visit to Holland in 2002 and had the privelege of touring the manufacturing facility. I have since been a major fan of the Beemster Cheese line, including all varieties from the aged cheeses to the Edams. The Graskaas spring cheese is absolutly setting the standard for consistancy and flavor that propels any cheese to greatness. BRAVO BEEMSTER !!!

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This cheese is wonderful
By cathsfishing from pfafftown nc on 4/4/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Delicate, Rich, Smooth
Best Uses:
Hors d'oeuvre, Melted, Salads
Describe Yourself:
Foodie
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

This cheese is a must to try.

 
Perfect
By Jama from Idaho Falls, ID on 3/30/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Delicate, Flavorful, Smooth
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
With apple
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

I love this cheese, for lunch, with a selection of other cheeses and an apple. Above being healthy, it's just darn good.

 
TRY THIS WITH A GREEN SEEDLESS GRAPES
By GGVerified Reviewer from CORNVILLE, ARIZONA on 3/23/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Flavorful, Great flavor, Smooth
Best Uses:
Hor d'oeuvre, LUNCH, Snack
Describe Yourself:
CALCUIM SOURCE, Health Conscious
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

I AM NOT A MILK PERSON, SO SLICED CHEESE IS MY FAVORITE WAY OF GETTING THE CALCUIM I NEED. I slice this one as thin as I can ( no the easiest to slice) and top it with a green, seedless grape.

 
Delicious
By KateVerified Reviewer from Northern Minnesota on 3/21/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Firm, Flavorful, Rich, Smooth
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Hor d'oevre, Melted, Salads, Sandwiches
Describe Yourself:
Frequent Diner, Health Conscious
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

Very fine taste and texture. Not strong, but interesting and satisfying. Works well for many uses. The two orders I received in February and March were both great, as well as an outstanding end-of-season value.

 
A richer, milder cheddar
By j-la the law studentVerified Reviewer from Los Gatos, CA on 3/15/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Flavorful, Rich, Smooth
Best Uses:
Hor d'oevre, Sandwiches
Describe Yourself:
Frequent Diner, Health Conscious, Simple Tastes
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

I first tasted gras kaas last may in Holland and I was hooked. The cheese is so fresh, rich, creamy and delicious and is great in many settings. A real treat!

 
WOW
By LowCarberVerified Reviewer from WY on 3/13/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Flavorful, Rich, Smooth
Best Uses:
Cheese Tray
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

This cheese is very creamy and flavorful. My husband used on sandwiches but I ate straight from the cheese board.

 
It is a definite keeper.
By JackVerified Reviewer from Navarre, Fla on 3/10/2007
Pros:
Firm, Flavorful, Rich
Best Uses:
Hor d'oevre, Sandwiches
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

It was good with crackers and also sliced for sandwiches. Will be buying again.

 
Fat Cheese?
By Val the TipplerVerified Reviewer from Pikesville, Maryland on 3/10/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Flavorful, Rich, Smooth
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Hor d'oevre
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

Although I don't speak "Beemster" I guess you might translate Graskass as "fat cheese". This is a winner! It pairs well with Bonny Doon's Pink wine, or their Big House White, or any California chardonnay worth drinking.

 
very good mild cheese
By sage from UT on 3/10/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Flavorful, Rich, Smooth
Best Uses:
Hor d'oevre, Melted, Sandwiches
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

anyone would like this product

 
iwould buy this cheese again for sure
By mariaVerified Reviewer from s'ville,sc on 3/10/2007
Pros:
Can be use for snack's, Creamy, Delicate, Firm, Flavorful, great for snack's, Pungent, Rich, Smooth
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Hor d'oevre, Melted, Salads, Sandwiches
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

one of the best imported cheese from holland,reminescend of gooda with a little buttery&creamy flavor.my family love this cheese&my friends do too

 
Great flavor
By NateVerified Reviewer from Long Neck, DE on 3/10/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Flavorful, Rich, Smooth
Best Uses:
Hor d'oevre, Salads, With fruit or by itself
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

This cheese has become one of my favorites. A good all around cheese with it's own charisma and character.

 
A cheese that even fussy kids love
By AussiecougVerified Reviewer from Houston TX on 3/9/2007
Pros:
Mild but great flavor
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Hor d'oevre, Melted, Salads, Sandwiches
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

Little people (and adults) that don't particularly care for cheese will eat this like candy. With grandchildren visiting we will need to reorder.

 
semi soft, mellow, smooth eating cheese
By gardenduchessVerified Reviewer from Wisconsin (We know cheese) on 3/9/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Delicate, Flavorful, Great grilled sandwiches, Melts well, Rich, Smooth
Cons:
Doesn't last long here
Best Uses:
After Dinner, After school snacks, Breakfast with fruit, Fondues, Hor d'oevre, Melted, Sandwiches, Tv snacking with fruit, With white wines
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

This is really an anywhere, anytime cheese. Has enough flavor to satisfy anyone, yet not enough to overwhelm anyone. Mellow, melts really well in your mouth or in hot foods, not greasy or stringy when melted.

 
Grascheese
By Annelies from Los Altos, California. on 3/8/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Flavorful, Rich, Smooth
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Hor d'oevre, Melted, Salads, Sandwiches
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

I used to get cheese from The Netherlands all the time, was realy sad when my husband stopped traveling there, it's very hard to get "good Cheese", but this gras cheese is perfect.
Thank you.

 
Excellent!
By Donna from Valley Head, Al on 3/8/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Delicate, Firm, Flavorful, Rich, Smooth
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Hor d'oevre, Melted, Salads, Sandwiches
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

This is a mild but very flavorful cheese. It's great on sandwiches and salads, but I love it just by itself.

 
A good, mild cheese
By PipernoVerified Reviewer from CT on 3/7/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Delicate, Rich, Smooth
Best Uses:
Melted, Sandwiches
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

A good cheese for melting - very smooth and creamy

 
Delicious Cheese
By Charlie from Flossmoor, IL on 3/7/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Delicate, Firm, Flavorful, Smooth
Best Uses:
Hor d'oevre, Salads
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

I selected this cheese from the web site description, and it exceeded my(our) expectations.

 
Great cheese!
By Satisfied Customer from Ny, Ny on 3/6/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Delicate, Firm, Flavorful, Smooth
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Alone, Salads
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

My boyfriend, as well as my nephews (3 ad 5 yrs of age) love this cheese. It's mellow but very flavorful. They've already polished it all off, and I'm now in the process of ordering the second batch to re-stock.

 
Happy cows make all the diference.
By S.MalloryVerified Reviewer from Sacramento, CA on 3/3/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Rich, Smooth
Best Uses:
Hor d'oevre, Melted, Sandwiches
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

Simply the best young gouda there is.

 
Great Graskaas
By Dianna M from Canton, MI on 3/1/2007
Pros:
Durable, Good Value, High Quality
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

We loved this cheese, [...] you could not pass it up

 
Great Cheese
By Todd from Wellington, FL on 2/28/2007
Pros:
High Quality
Best Uses:
Subtle great flavor
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

This cheese was great! Subtle with a very unique and flavorful finish.

 
MAH-velous!
By GrmajudyVerified Reviewer from Olaton, KY on 2/28/2007
Pros:
Good Value, Good with crackersfruit, Rich, Slightly salty, Smooth, Stands alone
Best Uses:
Crackers, Fruit, Munchies
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

Tasty, but not sure it's worth the price.

 
Graskaas by Beemster
By AmberJack from Fayetteville, Ar on 2/28/2007
Pros:
Good Value
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

I left it sitting out for a couple of days and the flavor began to sour a little. Unlike other cheeses that tend to improve at room temp, this one was better cold.

 
YUM-chunk-it.YUM-melt-it.YUM-chef-it.
By Hermann from Cincinnati on 2/27/2007
Pros:
Wonderful buy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

Wonderful cheese. Beautiful and buttery. Tasty and tangy; can hold its' wonderful flavor in nibblings, spanish omlets, and grilled cheese. YUM

 
Lovely and mild.
By musicteacherVerified Reviewer from FL on 2/26/2007
Pros:
Good Value, High Quality
Best Uses:
Fondue, Grilled cheese sandwich, with fruit
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

This was a beautiful cheese, mild flavored but with enough zing! to hold it's own against apples, apricots and strawberries. FanTAStic in a grilled cheese sandwich and just gorgeous in fondue. I would definitely buy again.

 
even my 16 month old loves this stuff!
By Doc LibVerified Reviewer from Cincinnati, OH on 2/23/2007
Pros:
Crowd pleasing, Durable, Good Value, High Quality
Best Uses:
Cheese Tray, Snacking
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

Ok, so my 16 month old can't get enough of this stuff [...] The fact that he likes it so much implies a little criticism though. Its really not that unique. Don't get me wrong its delicious and a little nutty but its a crowd pleaser. But its hard enough to get my toddler to eat anything so this is a favorite with me!

 
great cheese! Loved the sale!
By linVerified Reviewer from HP,IL on 2/23/2007
Pros:
High Quality
Best Uses:
Serve with apple
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

[...] will buy again!

 
Graskaas by Beemster
By Frogjudy from Middletown, CT on 2/22/2007
Pros:
Durable, Good Value
Best Uses:
Nibbling
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

Very tasty! Husband is not a cheese lover, but nearly finished the cut by himself.

 
Sweet, mild and creamy
By skijoring guy from St Paul. MN on 2/22/2007
Pros:
Good Value, High Quality
Best Uses:
Goes well w/ dried fruit
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

The description provided does a good job of describing the cheese.

 
Graskaas is delicious!
By Pebble PupsVerified Reviewer from Tucson, AZ on 2/22/2007
Pros:
Good Value, High Quality
Best Uses:
Macaroni and cheese, On crackers, Pizza
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

This cheese is very, very creamy with a delightful flavor. Neither strong nor light. It would be delicious any way you want it! [...] Highly recommended!

 
Smooth textured cheese for crackers
By Vicki WhitakerVerified Reviewer from Aztec, NM on 2/22/2007
Pros:
Good Value, High Quality
Best Uses:
Good with crackers
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

This cheese has a wonderfully smooth texture that goes well with crackers. There is a very soft "edge" to its taste. That is to say, it is a mild cheese, but the taste does not simply disappear once eaten.

 
Nice and creamy!
By BeaVerified Reviewer from Oceanside, CA on 2/22/2007
Pros:
Creamy, Good Value, High Quality
Cons:
NA
Best Uses:
Just as is
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

Very nice flavor, creamy but a little sharper than Gouda.

 
Excellecnt
By jmilkay from Helena, AL on 2/22/2007
Pros:
Durable, Good Value, High Quality
Best Uses:
Any use is fine
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

This cheese was smooth and delicious.

 
Slight Stink but good tasting
By pintofaleVerified Reviewer from lakewood, ca on 2/22/2007
Pros:
great Cheese, High Quality
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

Excellent cheese with a slight stink about it. Semi-soft in texture and smooth yet assertive taste. [...]

 
should be
By gourmet chefVerified Reviewer from Tucumcari,NM on 2/22/2007
Pros:
Great taste
Best Uses:
all alone
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

it should be or its better then a goude it is great on sandwiches hot with ham

 
a gouda would be proud
By gourmet chef from Tucumcari,NM on 2/22/2007
Pros:
Smooth
Best Uses:
Everything
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

love the smoothness of the cheese it is great as a snack, on a sandwhich even in mac and cheese

 
Rich-tasting, Creamy-smooth Cheese
By JCVerified Reviewer from Los Alamos, NM on 2/22/2007
Pros:
Good Value, High Quality
Best Uses:
Melting cheese, Paired with Fruit
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Graskaas by Beemster:

This is a great cheese. We have eaten it sliced with apples; melted over oven-roasted potatoes; grated over chicken taquitos. It is rich-flavored but not over-powering, and has a creamy-smooth texture.

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