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3 Tempting Food Museums You Should Visit in Europe
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Monday, 08 January, 2018 | 13:26 WIB
3 Tempting Food Museums You Should Visit in Europe

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Usually, museum is a place contains cultural heritage and historical artifacts, however, not with these three museums in Europe. These following museums feature collectibles that could make your stomach hungry. These are the food museums featuring the uniqueness of each country.

1. Alkmaar Cheese Museum, Netherlands

Cheese in the Netherlands has appeared centuries ago, even since Julius Caesar triumphed. More precisely, in the year of 100 BC (SM). At that time, the number of dairy cattle farms in the Land of the Windmill is far beyond the number of tulips flower gardens, which became the Dutch icon.

Therefore, the cheese and the Dutch are so attached. Residents consume cheese every day, almost the same as Indonesians consume rice.

So legendary, a museum of cheese was built in the Netherlands, precisely in Weigh House, Alkmaar, the Dutch Cheese Museum. This museum was founded in 1983. The goal is to educate tourists about the history of the process of making cheese.

Inside, there are illustrations, artifacts, also cheese-making equipment. There are also paintings and photographs featuring portraits of 24 women from the 16th century. That said, this woman meritorious in cheese trading from the Netherlands to all corners of the world. This museum is friendly to anyone, including for children and disabled people because it has complete facilities.

 

2. Museum of Potato, Canada

Visiting the museum is never as exciting as going to the Canadian Potato Museum or the Potato Museum located in O'Leary Town, west of Prince Edward Island, Canada. The reason, in the museum that stood in 1993, visitors can snack diverse types of potatoes, which is the main commodity of the farmers in the city. Processed potato menus are provided inside the museum. Such as soup, poutine, chili cheese fries, potato skin and grilled potato cheese.

Not only those, a variety of information about the process of planting potatoes until the harvest and the processing were displayed there. While around the museum building, there is a potato garden that can be visited directly by tourists.

There is a giant potato that has a diameter of 2 meters and a height of 4 meters. This giant potato is a varietal of Russet Burbank, which belongs to the S. tuberosum species. Visitors can take pictures with that largest potato in the world.

The museum is open daily from 09:30 to 17:30 local time.

 

3. Museum Currywurst, Germany

The museum is located in Berlin, Germany, specially dedicated to fans of Currywurst Sausage, a leading sausage brand based in the country. The Currywurst Museum was inaugurated on August 15, 2009.

The founder of the museum, Martin Löwer, sparked the idea of building a sausage museum after a trip to Jamaica. There, he visited a sweet potato exhibition. Since then, he began to think about what foods are popular in Berlin and can be used as a mascot.

Löwer considers that Currywurst is the most famous snack in Berlin. So, he built a sausage museum.

In this museum, there are various unique objects in the form of sausage. For example, the sofa. There is also an audio center that plays Currywurst-themed songs, a virtual game called Curry Up!, and a special installation that spoils the eyes of children.

Since it was first opened, the museum was visited by tourists from various countries. Every year, about 350,000 visitors have visited this museum.

FRANCISCA CHRISTY ROSANA

 



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