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Anyone for cheese?

Category: Holiday pics 2007. | Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 11:55 pm

Ian and I visited a town called Alkmaar while we were on holiday.

Every week they hold cheese auctions in the town centre and have market stalls lined up selling almost every kind of cheese you can think of.

We arrived too late to see the whole of the 1/2 acre site covered in cheeses but these piccies give you an idea of what the auctions were like.

By the way, Ina's father used to work as a chesseman and carried the cheeses the way these two men are doing.

The costumes aren't just worn for the sake of the tourists these are the actual uniforms of the Dutch cheese workers.

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Netty wrote on Mon May 21, 2007 12:06 am:

Wow! That's a lot of cheese!


wannabe wrote on Mon May 21, 2007 1:09 am:

Are these auctions for businesses or the general public or both. It sure looks mouthwatering. Wannabe


glendann wrote on Mon May 21, 2007 7:09 am:

Man oh man thats a lot of cheese. Those uniform are also something else.


eileen wrote on Mon May 21, 2007 9:30 am:

The cheese auctions are for business but the stalls round the town centre sell cheeses for anyone to buy. I think Ian tried each and every cheese there was for sampling and before we left Holland he bought 6 of the oldest, smelliest cheeses. My 'fridge smells as though it has month old, sweaty training shoes in it now!!!!


Chitweed wrote on Tue May 22, 2007 9:19 pm:

Wow. What a great trip! I agree with Ian...Stinky Cheeses are the best! I always have at least 4 cheeses in the fridge drawer. My fave snack...Cheese (stinky or no), fruit (any), and a slice of nice crusty bread.


jubabe296 wrote on Wed May 23, 2007 1:21 pm:

Oh I do love cheese! I would definitely be like Ian and sample them all and bring home alot of them!LOL
It is so cool the way they carry the cheese. John and I could have used one of those to carry around our children when they were young!LOL


bethie wrote on Tue May 29, 2007 9:46 pm:

Lovely. Grilled cheese sandwiches for supper now!

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