Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Say Cheese!

Hoorn Cheese Market
6 May 2015 | From Anja of Netherlands

There are currently four cheese markets in the Netherlands, in Alkmaar, Edam, Gouda and Hoorn. The cheese market of Gouda still is a trade market for the cheese makers and the wholesalers from the region. The other cheese markets are touristic demonstrations and reconstructions from former times. During the market it is possible to sell some cheese by one of the street stalls.

The Cheese market in Hoorn opened in 2007 on the Roode Steen square, this reproduction cheese market takes place between 28 June and 20 September on Thursdays between 12:30 and 13:45 and 21:00 and 22:15. There are live commentaries on the whole process of carrying in the cheese, weighing, and negotiating in both Dutch and English.

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