Brabander Reserve1/2 pound
Also known as Black Betty, Brabander Reserve is Brabander's older, wiser, and cooler sister. World-renowned affineur Betty Koster hand-selects a very limited number of wheels of Brabander and ages them an additional 6 months, creating the black-label version of her goat gouda that is only available from November to January. Brabander Reserve has all the brown-buttery notes and creamy bite of the Brabander we know and love, with additional rich flavors of licorice and pineapple. Each shop is only allowed a certain number of wheels, and when it's gone, it's gone until next year!
Betty Koster founded Fromagerie L’amuse in 1989 with her husband Martin. Betty’s deep, long-term connections with Dutch farmers, cheesemakers and opleggers (affineurs) has given her access to an unparalleled range of cheeses. Her opleggers sometimes age wheels at warmer-than-normal temperatures. It’s a high wire act of affinage, one that can produce off flavors if not done carefully, but when it works, creates a cheese with a distinctive roasted hazelnut and burnt caramel flavor that retains its velvety texture.
ORIGINAmsterdam, The Netherlands
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