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Beemster

Beemster is more than a cheese. It’s a place. It’s a flavour. Tucked into the countryside of north Holland, the Beemster is renowned for producing the richest and creamiest milk, which our master cheesemakers use to handcraft Beemster’s award-winning cheeses.

Grass Fed Milk

High quality cheese can only be produced from high quality milk!

Free Ranging Cows

Part of the 'Caring Dairy' initiative. Animal welfare is at the forefront of the cheesemaking process.

Naturally Aged on Wooden Boards

Aged in the historic Beemster maturing rooms. Each cheese is turned by hand and matured to perfection.

World Cheese Award Winners

Beemster is a multiple World Cheese Award winner with many of their cheeses.

Beemster Cheese

Sustainability.

Flavour.

Tradition.

THE STORY

Created by the Beemster master cheesemakers.

Discover Beemster, where small family farming, traditional craftsmanship, and a dedication to sustainability come together to create premium Dutch cheeses.
Our farmer-owned cooperative was founded in 1901, but our story dates back to the early 17th century when the Dutch reclaimed a coastal lagoon and created the nutrient-dense pasture that continues to feed our herds and produce some of the finest milk in the world. With artisan, time-tested techniques, we use this incredible milk to bring you the richest, most flavorful cheese.

Sustainability
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 are 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.

Flavour
Thanks to its unique slate-blue clay soil, the beemster polder yields grasses more fertile and rich in minerals and nutrients than others. Our herds love to graze on these lush pastures and produce the incredibly sweet, creamy, and good-for-you milk we use to make our award-winning cheese.

Tradition
Heritage and history are at the heart of Beemster. Our farmer-owned cooperative was founded in 1901 to protect the land and establish the quality and standards that continue to define beemster. To this day, we stir the curds by hand, our brine can be traced back to the mother brine from the co-op’s founding in 1901 and our cheeses age slowly and naturally on wooden planks in historic stone warehouses. Now, we have the greenest dairy that allows us to modernize production, yet retain these artisanal methods that capture our legendary flavor and delectable creaminess.

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