The Boska x Van Gogh Museum collection consists of a series of unique products for cheese, with decorations based on three iconic works by Vincent Van Gogh:  Almond Blossom, Sunflowers and Wheatfield under Thunderclouds.

Our passion and deeply-rooted love for cheese is our motive for continuing to work on the very best Cheesewares. With high-quality tools for cheese we want to bring people together at the table. This special collection is based on three masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum: Almond Blossom, Sunflowers and Wheatfield under Thunderclouds.

With this collaboration, Boska wants to emphasize its Dutch roots internationally by establishing a collection of iconic products for cheese, with decorations based on a number of iconic works by Vincent Van Gogh. The connection that Boska has with Van Gogh lies in the passion with which we work, and the love that we have for that work.

“It is good to love as much as one can, for therein lies true strength, and he who loves much does much and is capable of much, and that which is done with love is well done.”

Vincent van Gogh to his brother Theo, Amsterdam, 3 April 1878.

Almond Blossom
One of his favorite subjects:  large flowering branches against a blue sky, in this case that of the almond tree which Vincent chose as a symbol for young life because it is one of the earliest flowering trees; it heralds in the spring as early as February. The painting was a gift for his brother Theo and his brother's wife Jo who had just had a son, Vincent Willem.

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) - Almond Blossom
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, February 1890
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Stichting)

Love for friends; with a series of decorative still-lives of sunflowers, Vincent wanted to impress his beloved friend, the impressionist painter Paul Gauguin. The Sunflowers are among the most famous paintings by Van Gogh. He painted them in Arles, in southern France, in 1888 and 1889. In total, he created five large paintings of sunflowers in a vase, with three shades of yellow 'and nothing else.' His paintings of sunflowers had special meaning for Van Gogh. He hung the first two in the room of his friend, Paul Gauguin, the painter who came to live with him for a while in the Yellow House. Gauguin was impressed with the sunflowers, which were, according to him,' totally Vincent.'

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) - Sunflowers
Arles, January 1889
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Stichting)

Wheatfield under Thunderclouds
Love for the countryside. In the last weeks of his life, Van Gogh made a number of impressive paintings of the wheat fields around Auvers. In these landscapes, he tried to express 'sadness and extreme loneliness.' To his brother Theo, he wrote: "I'm almost sure that, in those canvases, I have expressed what I cannot express in words: how healthy and invigorating I find the countryside.”

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) - Wheatfield under Thunderclouds
Auvers-sur-Oise, July 1890
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Stichting)