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MrW (41) Londerzeel, Belgium | August 29, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Well, what a discovery!
This is not a common cheese store, nor a bistro. The primary focus is probably the cheese-store. But Philippe/Filip (not sure about the spelling) is clearly passioned about beers and cheese. Thereís place for about 15 - 20 persons to sit or stand while tasting.
The place has a modern interior.
The selection of beer is not the largest at first sight, but he has a hidden collection somewhere, so donít be afraid to ask suggestions.
But in the end you come for the cheese. And that selection is really nice! You can choose some cheese in particular, or let the owners decide. The price is really fair. For the beers itís maybe a bit expensive but thatís the price for the charm of this place.
Iíd surely recommend this place. The location is not the best, but easy reachable since itís not far from the road that connects Antwerp and Brussels.
JoeinEscazķ (278) Ozark, Missouri | September 10, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
If beer-cheese pairing is a hot trend then surely there ought to be pilgrimages aimed here. About 90 bottled beers and several local and European cheeses. The owners know how to treat both, they know several winning combinations, but they also see it as a topic of ongoing experimentation and study. You can lunch here, but thereís not a lot of room. So bring one friend and stay a while.
Martinus (134) Nijmegen, Netherlands | July 20, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
One could call it íbistroí, but basically it is a cheese store with a few tables that specialises in great and hard to get cheeses, combined with good beer. Philippe, the owner, really knows his business and comes up with great suggestions.
The ambiance is rather store-like and it isnít very cheap either, but this is more than compensated by the passion of the patron.
Iíve had a great Sunday afternoon here, enjoying the beer and cheeses. Some of the combinations were brilliant: Framboise with ripened goat cheese and aged orval with fenugreek cheese were the highlights of my day.
There arenīt too many places that specialise in pairing beer and cheese, and within the ones I know, this is amongst the best. Iíd recomment it to everyone.
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