Henri Willig, Specialist Cheese Maker

Henri Willig is a maker of Dutch cheese specialities, the most well-known of which is Baby Gouda. Goat's cheese, sheep's cheese and organic cheese are examples of specialities made from our own recipes. Henri Willig develops his own cheese products in his own cheese factory and exports cheese to over 30 countries.

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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

For over 40 years, 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 30 countries. In addition, Henri Willig welcomes millions of visitors in his own shops and cheese farms.



From the land to the customer

In order to have you enjoy the best Dutch cheese specialties, Henri Willig uses an efficient and responsible production method.

Our customers are not merely purchasers – just like Henri Willig is not an ordinary supplier: a sustainable and intensive cooperation with our partners is important to us. This cooperation starts with an early planning and the volumes to be produced. Once that has been coordinated, the milk for the cheese is collected from our own Dutch farmers. The cheese is made with dedication and attention, ripened and cared for and then packaged. Our customer is involved in every step of the production process. Because Henri Willig started as a farmer and cheese maker himself, he is involved with every little detail in the traditional production process, just like the current generation of experts in the company. This is how our passion for the trade continues to influence the result.

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

2012

Nantwich Cheese Awards England

Best Organic Cheese

  Organic Cow cheese Green Pesto

Nantwich Cheese Awards England

Best Organic cheese

  Organic Goat cheese Fenugreek

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