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Kernhem is cheese from Holland named after a Dutch estate by the same name. It was invented in the 20th century by a cheesemaker who wanted to produce Roomkaas cheese. Instead, he matured the cheese at a very high temperature than required. The cheese became sticky and smelly, however the cheesemaker found the taste delectable. And that’s how Kernhem was born.

Kernhem is a semi-soft cheese with a soft texture and nutty, creamy flavour. The cheese is washed during ripening which is around one month. It has a characteristic mild flavour that pairs well with light wines. It is commonly used on salads, vegetables and as a table cheese.

  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk
  • Country of origin: Holland and Netherlands
  • Region: Kernhem
  • Family: Gouda
  • Type: soft
  • Fat content: 60%
  • Texture: firm, open and smooth
  • Rind: washed
  • Colour: yellow
  • Flavour: mild, nutty, sweet
  • Aroma: aromatic
  • Vegetarian: no

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