Carmelites venture into the cheese business


The Carmelites of Bruges have proudly put Carmel, a new cheese, on the market.

It’s a semi-hard abbey cheese (paterskaas) produced in collaboration with ‘t Groendal, an artisanal cheese farm in Rumbeke, a good 40 kilometres south of Bruges.

Perhaps the best part of this cheese is that it’s lactose-free thanks to the ripening process. Oh, and of course it’s fully Belgian, made from West-Flemish cows.

This new abbey cheese is just one of the latest reasons to pay a visit to Bruges, also known as the Venice of the North. Did you know that it’s the third-most visited city in Europe? For example, you can have other gastronomic adventures there, or take in the sights on a boat on its many canals, among other things.

What are some of your favourite Belgian cheeses? Let us know!