Posted by Boska Holland on 17/May/2019
Two Dutch people with a passion for their craft. Vincent van Gogh and Willem Bos, founder of Boska, both have a legacy that we can still enjoy in 2019. In 1896, Willem Bos, a blacksmith by trade, forged his first cheese drill for local cheese farmers in Bodegraven in the region of Gouda, the cheese center of the Netherlands. Today, thanks to its deep-rooted love for cheese and passion for innovation, Boska has grown into a globally renowned brand with a wide range of high-quality cheese tools for home use.
For their collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum, Boska was inspired by three masterpieces by Vincent Van Gogh: Almond Blossom, Sunflowers and Wheatfield under Thunderclouds. Each work has its own mini collection consisting of iconic products for cheese, such as a serving board, cheese slicer, cheese knife set, mini cheese slicer and a cheese set with a mini slicer and a grater.
In addition to their love of artisanal quality, Boska is also committed to the concept of communal enjoyment. They have therefore worked closely with the Van Gogh Museum to select works that fit with the theme of "love." Van Gogh painted Almond Blossom as a gift for the newborn son of his beloved brother, Theo. And with his Sunflowers, Van Gogh wanted to welcome his friend Paul Gauguin to the Yellow House. Wheatfield under Thunderclouds addresses Van Gogh's love of nature, which was an endless source of inspiration for him.