Dutch cuisine is diverse and reflects the country's rich culinary traditions. Traditional Dutch meals often feature hearty ingredients like potatoes, meat, and vegetables, with "stampot" being a classic comfort food made from mashed potatoes and various vegetables, served with sausages or meatballs. One of the most iconic Dutch dishes is "stroopwafels," thin waffle-like cookies filled with sweet syrup, generally enjoyed as a snack or dessert. Herring, often served raw with onions and pickles, is a popular street food and a must-try for seafood enthusiasts. Dutch cheeses such as Gouda and Emal are famous worldwide for their quality and flavor.