The cultivation of Schaarbeek cherry is not a profitable activity for other industries.

It is usually opted to plant a larger variety of cherry, which generates more yield.

This is why there are almost no Schaarbeek cherries available on the market.

However, the flavor profile of Schaarbeekse Kriek is unique, and perfectly matches the character of lambic.

This is why brewers and blenderies go in search of these cherries to produce a fine bottle of Oude Kriek.

HORAL, together with its partners, is conducting research on Schaarbeekse Kriek with the goal of creating a handbook and persuading fruit growers to re-grow these cherries for lambic producers.