As a family, we do love cheese so when my husband bought some of this we couldn't wait to try it. It is delicious! It has a lovely subtle nutty flavour, slightly gritty (similar texture to parmesan) and just melts on the tongue. A definite firm favourite with everyone here!
Oh my. Wow. On the way back through Amsterdam airport I was lucky enough to see a Dutch lady giving samples of the one and two year Reypenaer. Not being a cheesehead, didn't know what to expect. Bought the one year cheese before my sample had left my tongue. Unbelievable. And I need a treat, heading back to Saudi Arabia to work!!! Found the perfect accompaniment to my cigar pleasure..
I bought both this and the 2 year and love them both. Not as sharp as the VSOP which is my favorite. If you are new to aged cheese, try this first, you won't be disapointed. If you find you like the flavor closer to the rind the best, then get the VSOP next time.