Explore Dutch Food
Holland, also known as the Netherlands, is a European country famous for its windmills, canal waterways, and several beloved food specialties. If you have ever served smoked gouda cheese on a charcuterie board, you have the Dutch to thank for this nutty favorite. The earliest mention of gouda comes from 1184, making it one of the oldest known cheese cultures in the world. In addition to dairy products, Dutch cuisine is also notable for its preserved seafood, like smoked herring and cod fish, in addition to baked sweet pastries such as stroopwafel.
What Dutch dishes can I make?
Traditional Dutch food has long been centered around the simple ingredients of bread, cheeses, and potatoes. Try a ploughman's lunch of rye bread, gouda cheese slices, and smoked sausage. Dinners are hearty and warm, like the classic stamppot made with mashed potatoes, vegetables, and gravy, as well as meatballs. For dessert, indulge in the famous stroopwafel, wafer cookies sandwiched over a sweet caramel filling.