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Vlaskaas is a Belgian (Flemish) and Dutch cheese with a firm, yet creamy texture and a sweet, sharp flavor. Reportedly it was produced only during the harvest season for flax and was made to feed the workers,[1][2] but in reality the term and the product are a marketing invention.[3]


  1. ^ Mogannam, Sam; Gough, Dabney (2011). Bi-Rite Market's Eat Good Food: A Grocer's Guide to Shopping, Cooking & Creating Community Through Food. Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony. p. 244. ISBN 9781607740711.
  2. ^ "The Beemster Cheese Family". Cheesemonger's Weblog. 26 February 2009. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  3. ^ Veerman, Dick (7 December 2006). "Update: wordnappings -". Foodlog. Retrieved 8 April 2015.