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Beemster is a founding partner of Caring Dairy, introduced in 2008 as a program to audit farming practices and ensure that Beemster is working in a sustainable way that integrates animal welfare, farmer welfare, land preservation, energy, and climate.

The tenets of Caring Dairy are:

  • Happy cows: active, conscientious care for cows to ensure their health and welfare.
  • Happy farmers: fair living wages and education to establish economically sound farms.
  • Happy Planet: control the impact that farming has on land and climate, conserving use of energy and making the supply chain sustainable from cow to cheese.

Beemster promises that our delicious cheeses come from cows raised humanely, without artificial growth hormones and with free range access to pesticide-free pastures, clean air and fresh water.


At Beemster, creating the best cheese goes beyond great taste. We’re committed to ensuring the health and happiness of our cows, our farmers, and the planet. For us, this means offering living wages for our team, protecting our land, and conserving energy. Most importantly, we treat our cows like they’re part of the family.

Raising happy, healthy cows is at the core of Beemster’s commitment to sustainability. Our herds graze on pesticide-free pastures, and we never use artificial hormones. In return, our cows produce the rich, creamy milk we use to make exceptional cheeses. You can taste the difference and it’s a taste you can feel good about.