The Lankaaster is made from the milk of local Brown Swiss cows. Shaped in a loaf and coated in a colorful waxy rind Lankaaster is a hard crumbly cheese with a slightly open texture. It is rich and dense, a little chewy, with butter and nutty flavours, caramel and a mild fruity pineapple tang.
The cheese is shaped as a loaf to express the fact that it is meant to be sliced and eaten directly on bread as the Dutch farmers do. It has a unique profile that is given by the specific starter culture used that makes it typical of cheeses made on Dutch farms earlier in the century.