Very Belgian – Le Pottekeis

cheese bread

Simple and delicious. Granted, it took me about 10 years to finally try this cheese combination out, but no regrets.  

Apparently a very Belgian (Brussels) snack, the pottekeis is … well, a cheese sandwich. Mixing together fromage blanc and  fromage de Bruxelles = pottekeis.

When I say Brussels speciality though, do not expect to find this in every bar (which is what I thought at first). You are more likely to find the assiette fromage (cheese platter), assiette saucisse (dry sausage platter) or the assiette mixte (guess).  

Belgium is all about beer snacks. If a bar does offer the pottekeis, then try it out. A little salty at first, this sandwich is Brussels: a mix of cheese, some freshly ground pepper and if lucky, radishes. A real snack, which goes lovely with beer on a sunny afternoon. I simply enjoyed it like that, no beer, but extra radishes. Very sympa. Do you have a favorite beer (drinks) snack?

 

Previously featured on Very Important Belgian:
Le Chimay, Fromage Trappiste
Le Fromage de Bruxelles
Le Cuberdon
La Biere
Le Vin 
Les Asperges
Le Speculoos
Le Sirop de Liege

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