Beemster Dutch Cheese: A unique past with a sustainable future
The picturesque fields of North Holland are home to the happy, healthy cows that produce Beemster Dutch cheese, and have been since the company began as a dairy co-op in 1901. To this day, Beemster uses artisan techniques and old world traditions in their cheesemaking: The curds are stirred by hand, and the brine can be traced back to the same mother brine brewed at the company’s founding! They are a dairy farm of integrity, caring deeply about the welfare of their animals as well as the future of the planet. By ensuring the use of pesticide-free grazing grass, keeping milk hormone-free, and employing environmentally sustainable farming methods, Beemster goes above and beyond to deliver delicious cheese that consumers can trust was made with care.
Beemster cheeses of all kinds will make an excellent addition to a charcuterie board. The mellow original Dutch cheese balances with piquant cured olives and spicy salamis, and a specialty cheese like the pumpkin spice gouda will be a delightful curiosity. A grilled cheese made with melted Beemster gouda cheese and a nutty cheddar would make a delicious lunch.