NORTH HOLLANDER (The Netherlands) – Hard cheese made from pasteurized cow’s milk. The milk for this cheese comes from cows that have pastured in the upper regions of Holland on lands that were once part of the sea bed. This mineral-laden milk provides the basis for an outstanding cheese. It has a hard, but not crumbly texture with some crunchiness similar to a Parmigiano Reggiano. Its flavor has butterscotch and caramel notes with just a hint of salt. Pairs well with a dark ale or an aged port.