This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Belgium in a Glass.Summer is around the corner and nothing pairs better with a Belgian summer than a refreshing Belgian beer. Blond ale is a great choice for the season and there are many options in Belgium. Today we get you started with a few you should try.
Ah, the beautiful Belgian countryside. Is there anything more calming than driving past fields of corn, cattle, bales of golden hay and … ostriches?!? This was our reaction when we first discovered the Autrucherie du Pont d’Amour ostrich farm, near Dinant, Belgium.
Going fast in a straight line is easy. Driving fast around tight corners in a top of the line Ferrari, Porsche, or Aston Martin is harder than you might think, as I found out during a morning with Sprint Racing, at the racetrack in Mettet, Belgium. If you feel the speed limits in Belgium restrict your ability to put ‘the pedal to the metal,’ then this article is for you.
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series CheeseWeb Drinks (Responsibly).We all know Belgium is famous for beer and it’s not a stretch to learn Belgium produces good wine. What would you say if I told you there is a Belgian Vodka and it’s actually delicious? Cosmik Pure Diamond is listed among the top 10 Vodkas in the world but their fruit vodkas steal the show.
When I think about beer brewed by monks, I imagine dark, old buildings full of ancient brewing equipment, with a musty smell of old beer in the air. We recently travelled to Chimay to visit their brewery and to put my theory to the test. Boy, was I wrong!
With its Renaissance style architecture, terraced formal gardens and fascinating history, the Castle of Freÿr, on the Meuse River, would be at home among the chateaux of France’s Loire Valley. However, you’ll find it right here, in the province of Namur, in Wallonia, Belgium.
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Belgium in a Glass.Trappist beer is probably the most recognized type of Belgian beer. Although it isn’t exclusive, Belgium is home to the majority of Trappist brewers. Made by monks in an abbey, Trappist beer has an element of mystery and nostalgia. But what makes a beer Trappist and what Trappist beers are available?
Belgium is home to over 3000 castles and chateaus and the Château de Beloeil is one of the most famous. Because we love a good castle, here at CheeseWeb, last week, we headed for Wallonia to see what the Château de Beloeil had to offer.
Only in Belgium could you find a globally themed botanical garden and zoo, with over 4,000 animals, on the site of a former Cistercian Abbey. Our only question is why didn’t we discover Pairi Daiza sooner?