About Henri Willig

The Henri Willig Group, producer of fine cheese, offers consumers pure and distinctive quality products and is a professional, sustainable partner for its clients, employees and suppliers, embodying respect for people, animals and nature.


The Henri Willig history

Since 1974, Henri Willig has been producing traditional cheeses in its own cheese dairies in Katwoude and Heerenveen in the Netherlands. Their premium quality varieties and flavours are internationally appreciated. Well-known corporate brands are Henri Willig, Hooidammer and Polderkaas.

Henri Willig was raised in Katwoude where his parents had a dairy farm. Being the only son in a family of five, Henri went to agricultural school. In 1974, he and his wife Riet took over the family farm from his father. The farmer soon toyed with the idea to venture into making cheese himself. He took a course in cheese-making and before long he was so skilled in it that he decided to make cheese at his own farm. His passion did not go unnoticed: the cheese farm, located in the beautiful Waterland polder quickly attracted foreign tourists.

What started as a new challenge for Henri Willig’s farm developed into a flourishing cheese dairy and a top tourist attraction. Henri Willig exports his special cheese to over 35 countries. In addition, Henri Willig welcomes millions of visitors in his own shops and cheese farms.



From the grasland to the customer

Henri Willig stands for quality. As a company, we manage the entire chain. From healthy grassland, taking good care of the animals, carefully making and maturing quality cheese in our cheese dairies to a network of our own shops where the cheese can be tasted and bought. 


2019

Nantwich Cheese Awards England

Best Organic Cheese

  Hooidammer Supreme Organic Cow cheese 8kg

Nantwich Cheese Awards England

Best Dutch Cheese

  Goat Cheese Spicy 8KG

2018

Nantwich Cheese Awards England

Polderkaas sheep cheese extra old

  Best sheep cheese

Nantwich Cheese Awards Engeland

Pure Gold

  Best Dutch Cheese

2016

Nantwich Cheese Awards England

Best Organic Cheese Specialty

  Biological Gouda old

Nantwich Cheese Awards England

Regular Goat cheese with additives

  Polder cheese gold goat cheese extra old

2015

World Cheese Awards England

Semi-hard Regular Goat Cheese

  Polder cheese gold goat cheese extra old

2014

Kaesiade Tirol Austria

Regular Goat cheese

  Polder Cheese Gold Goat Cheese Extra Old

2013

Nantwich Cheese Awards England

Regular Goat cheese with additives

  Polder cheese Blanc Goat cheese Fenugreek

Global Cheese Awards England

Regular Goat cheese with additives

  Polder cheese Blanc Goat cheese Fenugreek

Global Cheese Awards England

Best Organic Cheese

  Organic Cow cheese Green Pesto

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