Tortellini & Dutch Cheese Sauce

One of my favorite comfort food dishes: tortellini! Whenever I can, I buy my tortellini in an Italian specialty store. However, (fresh) pasta from the supermarket is also a great option.

My favorite cheese for this Dutch Cheese Sauce is ‘Beemster’ cheese. The ‘Beemster’ cows graze on the Beemster Polder, an area near Purmerend. This polder has a clay soil which gives the grass a specific salty flavor. Moreover this polder is part of the World Heritage collection!

Tortellini & Dutch Cheese Sauce

Servings 2 portions
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • Cooking pan
  • Baking pan


  • 250 gram Fresh Tortellini
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 200 ml Cream
  • 120 gram Dutch Cheese like Beemster Cheese
  • Cress optional



  • Add a large amount of salted water to the cooking pan. Bring this to a boil.
  • You can also grate the cheese, and cut the clove of garlic in slices.

Cooking the pasta

  • Once the water is cooking, you can cook the pasta following the package instructions.

Making the cheese sauce

  • Bake the garlic in the olive oil.
  • Then add the cream and 2/3 of the grated cheese. Mix this on a low heat until you have a creamy cheese sauce.
  • Drain the cooked pasta and add it, with the rest of the cheese, to the cheese sauce. Mix this until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve the pasta with freshly ground black pepper & cress (or microgreens)!
Course: Dinner, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Dutch, Italian
Keyword: Comfortfood

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