Beemster Premium Dutch Cheese is a traditional Gouda from Holland, but unlike any other Gouda you’ve tasted. Beemster is made by a cooperative of small family farmers and master cheesemakers, founded in 1901. Beemster cheeses are rich and flavorful and available in a range of ages, as well as with flavors mixed into them. We welcome you to learn more about Beemster and find your favorites.
Beemster cheese is produced in the most famous Dutch polder, ‘the Beemster’. In 1999, UNESCO declared this marvellous polder a World Heritage site. The Beemster polder has a unique mineral rich soil which gives the characteristic taste to our milk and our Beemster cheeses.
Each wheel of Beemster cheese -with its own secret recipe- is handcrafted by our Master Cheesemakers using artisan techniques.
The traditional ripening is done in historic warehouses, on wooden boards and under natural conditions. This allows the cheese to grow in texture and taste and become an award winning Beemster Cheese!