Beemster, a premium gouda cheese renowned for its rich and creamy taste has been launched in Australia.
Made in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, ‘The Beemster’ in North Holland, its delicious taste is the direct result of ideal farming conditions and practices.
Made from local farming cooperatives since 1901, the Beemster family now consists of 175 employees and 460 farmers. The cheese aims to be the most environmentally-friendly cheese maker in the world and is dedicated to sustainability and free-range farming.
The cheese is aged in historic warehouses for between one month for a mild taste and up to 26 months for a more robust taste. The range includes Mild, Medium, Aged, Classic, X-O- and Royaal, each aged for a distinctive flavour, suited to accompany different beverages and foods.
The Beemster region has unique mineral-rich soil, which results in smooth and sweet milk and the creamiest Gouda cheese in Holland. The Beemster is considered the first and most famous polder in Holland, a low-lying land area surrounded by dykes and windmills, which creates pastures ideal for cattle to feed on.
The Beemster Polder is largely unchanged since 1901 and was registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, formally recognising and protecting the region. The small herds of cattle graze freely and have free-range access to the pastures.
The company has been recognised as Holland’s most distinguished cheesemaker by being made a supplier to the Royal Court of the Netherlands, the highest honour for a cheese company in Holland. In 2001 The company was given the right to use “Royal Warrant”, an honour reserved for exceptional Dutch businesses that are over a century old.
The cheese is imported in Australia through Angeles Fine Foods, an independent importer, wholesaler and distributor of premium gourmet food products.