Why is goat cheese white and cow cheese yellow?

19 jun 2024

One of the most frequently asked questions in the cheese community is: Why is goat cheese white and cow cheese yellow? In this article, we explore, explain the science behind the colour differences and what this says about the cheeses' characteristic properties.

Why is goat cheese white and cow cheese yellow?

Bacteria in cheese: fact or fable

19 jun 2024

Curious about the truth behind the bacteria in cheese? In this article, you will find out whether it is a fact or just a fable. Learn more about how bacteria affect the taste and texture of your favourite cheeses.

Bacteria in cheese: fact or fable

Cutting cheese like a pro: the cutest ways for a party on the table

31 mei 2024

Curious about the secret behind cutting cheese like a pro? In this article, we dive deeper into cheese cutting techniques. So use our tips to impress with a perfectly made cheeseboard. We are happy to share all the details to make your cheeseboard even more impressive.

Cutting cheese like a pro: the cutest ways for a party on the table

The magic of Henri Willig cheese!

23 mei 2024

We have been telling our story to everyone who visits us for years. The origins lie with Henri and his wife Riet who took a cheese-making course together because they wanted to start producing cheese with the milk from their own cows. They started making farmhouse cheeses for themselves and people in the neighbourhood. Until a group of tourists in a tour bus visited the farm and asked if they could watch the cheese-making process. Needless to say, all those tourists took home cheese. And the buses kept coming back for that delicious authentic cheese with that good story.

The magic of Henri Willig cheese!

Let's talk about cows!

29 apr 2024

50 years ago, Henri and Riet started their cheese factory. In the beginning, Holstein (black and white) cows walked around on the meadow and the milk from these cows was used to make the cheese. Now years later, there are no Holstein cows on our land, but Jersey cows. And that is a conscious choice.

Let's talk about cows!

Everything you didn't know about Gouda cheese: origins, taste and more

19 apr 2024

Curious about the story behind the iconic Gouda cheese? Then you've come to the right place. In this article, we delve into everything you didn't know about Gouda cheese: from its origin and flavour to additional information about this cheese variety.

Everything you didn't know about Gouda cheese: origins, taste and more

Aged cheese: a healthy choice?

19 apr 2024

As a cheese lover, you are probably familiar with the classic choices: young cheese, mature cheese and, of course, old cheese. But is old cheese actually a healthy choice? Let's take a closer look at the nutritional value, comparison with young cheese, the production process and the possible health benefits of aged cheese.

Aged cheese: a healthy choice?

Nutritional value of goat cheese: what are the facts?

05 apr 2024

At Henri Willig, we are not only passionate about the taste of our cheeses, but also about the nutritional value they have. Goat cheese is a favourite among many, but what exactly makes goat cheese so special from a nutritional perspective? We would like to tell you more about the nutritional values of goat's cheese. After all, how many calories does goat's cheese actually contain?

Nutritional value of goat cheese: what are the facts?

Pan-frying goat cheese: here's how to make the tastiest dish

05 apr 2024

Pan-frying goat cheese is a quick and effective way to add extra flavour and texture to your recipes. We share tips, preparations and a tasty recipe where you can add pan-fried goat cheese.

Pan-frying goat cheese: here's how to make the tastiest dish

Can you freeze goat cheese?

25 mrt 2024

Freezing goat cheese is a question frequently asked by consumers, as well as producers. It is important to know that freezing cheese is possible, but not always recommended due to the impact on the texture and taste of the cheese. Find out the best thing to do if you want to preserve your goat cheese for a longer period of time by freezing it.

Can you freeze goat cheese?

Eating cheese safely during pregnancy: which cheeses are suitable?

08 mrt 2024

During pregnancy, it is important to be mindful of nutrition. Cheese is a popular product, but not all varieties are suitable for pregnant women. At Henri Willig, we understand how important it is to choose carefully which cheese you can and cannot eat during this special period. With our passion for cheese and years of experience, we would like to inform and inspire you.

Eating cheese safely during pregnancy: which cheeses are suitable?

What is organic cheese and is it true that it is healthier?

07 mrt 2024

At Henri Willig, we have a passion for cheese of all shapes and sizes, including organic cheese. But what exactly is organic cheese, and is it actually healthier than non-organic cheese? In this article, we dive deeper into the world of organic cheese, its benefits and how it compares to regular cheese.

What is organic cheese and is it true that it is healthier?

This is the difference between Edam and Gouda cheese

06 mrt 2024

The Netherlands, with its rich cheese culture, offers a variety of flavours and textures that attract cheese lovers from all over the world. Among these tourist attractions are two cheeses that often stand out: Edam and Gouda. Although both originated in the Netherlands and are appreciated worldwide, they differ significantly from each other. In this article, we highlight the unique characteristics of Edam and Gouda cheese and tell you why they are so popular.

This is the difference between Edam and Gouda cheese

Is feta cheese the same as goat cheese?

09 jan 2024

"Is feta goat cheese?" is a question often asked by cheese lovers. This article explains the difference between these two popular cheeses, with a focus on their origins, production process and flavour profiles.

Is feta cheese the same as goat cheese?

Is goat cheese really healthier than regular cheese? Facts and fables revealed

05 jan 2024

There is an ongoing debate in the world of cheese lovers: is goat cheese healthier than traditional cheese made from cow's milk? Let us examine the nutritional value, health benefits and common misconceptions of these two types of cheese.

Is goat cheese really healthier than regular cheese? Facts and fables revealed

The golden duo: discover the perfect combination of cheese and tea

19 dec 2023

At Henri Willig, we are always looking for ways to inspire and create delicious experiences. Although our journey begins with our own exquisite cheeses and related products, the excitement is heightened when we collaborate with other extraordinary companies and entities.

 

The golden duo: discover the perfect combination of cheese and tea

Carbohydrates and cheese: a detailed overview

15 dec 2023

We dive into the world of carbohydrates in cheese, a topic of interest to both cheese lovers and those who are diet conscious. We offer a look at how these tasty dairy products fit into a carbohydrate-conscious diet.

Carbohydrates and cheese: a detailed overview

The tastiest Christmas recipes to make with the perfect Christmas cheeses

01 dec 2023

Kerstmis is de tijd van gezelligheid, lichtjes en natuurlijk: heerlijk eten. Met de ambachtelijke kazen van Henri Willig maak je van elk kerstdiner een feest. In dit artikel vind je inspiratie voor de lekkerste kerstrecepten met kaas, perfect voor jouw kersttafel. Van kaasfondue met een twist tot een feestelijke kaasplank, ontdek hoe je de perfecte 'kerst kaas' momenten creëert.

The tastiest Christmas recipes to make with the perfect Christmas cheeses

Sinterklaas cheese: the original treat for Sinterklaas

30 nov 2023

Sinterklaas is around the corner again and that means cosiness, presents and of course... treats! This year at Henri Willig, we are introducing a unique twist on a traditional favourite: the Sinterklaas cheese. Forget the standard chocolate letters; it's time for a Sinterklaas letter made of cheese!

Sinterklaas cheese: the original treat for Sinterklaas

Melt away at these cheese starters for Christmas

23 nov 2023

The holidays are just around the corner and what could be cozier than enjoying tasty cheese appetisers together? Henri Willig, the artisan cheese maker from the Netherlands, offers an assortment of recipes perfect for a Christmas cheese appetiser. Let your guests enjoy and melt away together at these delicious cheese creations.

Melt away at these cheese starters for Christmas

Discover the wonders of whey in cheese production

12 nov 2023

For Henri Willig, cheese is more than just a delicacy; it is a story of tradition, quality and sustainability. An important chapter in this story is 'whey', the liquid that remains after curdling the milk. Whey is a crucial part of the cheese-making process and has a lot of potential outside cheese-making too.

Discover the wonders of whey in cheese production

Everything you need to know about eating goat cheese during pregnancy

12 nov 2023

Pregnancy is a time of joy, anticipation and much concern around nutrition. A common question is whether it is safe to consume goat cheese during this special period. Let's take a closer look at Henri Willig's goat cheeses and how they relate to pregnancy nutrition.

Everything you need to know about eating goat cheese during pregnancy

Discover the tastiest cheeses to go with your pasta!

12 nov 2023

Pasta and cheese are a match made in heaven. A good cheese can transform a simple pasta dish into a culinary masterpiece. At Henri Willig, you will find a wide selection of artisanal Dutch cheeses that can give your pasta that extra bit of flavour you are looking for.

Discover the tastiest cheeses to go with your pasta!

Bite-sized tips: Which cheese goes best with your favourite beer?

19 okt 2023

Cheese and beer, a duo that has gone together for centuries and which we enjoy at various get-togethers and parties. Whether you are a connoisseur or just looking for new taste experiences, this article offers handy tips for matching cheese with your favourite beer. Let's dive into the world of cheese-and-beer pairings!

Bite-sized tips: Which cheese goes best with your favourite beer?

Lactose intolerance and goat cheese: how so?

12 okt 2023

Are you a cheese lover with lactose intolerance? Then there is good news for you! In this blog article, we take a closer look at the relationship between lactose intolerance and goat cheese and discover why it can be an excellent choice.

Lactose intolerance and goat cheese: how so?

Time for a drink? Then this cheese is a must

18 sep 2023

It's time again to enjoy a cosy drink with friends or family. And what absolutely must not be missing from the drinks board? Right, delicious cheese! At Henri Willig, we know better than anyone how important it is to choose the right cheeses that perfectly suit your get-together moment. That's why we have made a selection of our favourite shot cheeses that you absolutely must taste. Whether you like soft and creamy cheeses, spicy flavours or surprising combinations, you will always find the perfect cheese to accompany your drinks.

Time for a drink? Then this cheese is a must

Storing cheese: what's the best way to do it?

18 sep 2023

Cheese is a delicious and versatile product that comes in many varieties, from creamy brie to tangy cheddar and everything in between. But how can you make sure your cheese stays fresh and tasty for as long as possible? In this blog, we share handy tips and guidelines on how best to store your cheese. Whether you have a whole cheese or a few slices, our tips will help you enjoy your favourite cheese for longer.

Storing cheese: what's the best way to do it?

Putting together the perfect cheeseboard: which cheeses shouldn't be missed?

26 jul 2023

Putting together a cheese board is an art in itself. A cheese cocktail board suits every occasion: from festive gatherings to intimate get-togethers. A well-crafted cheese board offers different flavours, textures and aromas that excite the senses and pamper guests. Whether you are a cheese lover or just looking for a delicious addition to your drinks board, a well-chosen range of cheeses will always impress.

Putting together the perfect cheeseboard: which cheeses shouldn't be missed?

The different cheese varieties at a glance: discover the popular ones

26 jul 2023

Cheese is a much-loved dairy product that is produced in different varieties worldwide. From soft and creamy to hard and tangy, there is a type of cheese to suit everyone's taste. Discover a variety of popular cheese varieties that are sure to surprise your taste buds. From creamy goat cheese to flavoursome herb cheese, we have something for everyone.

The different cheese varieties at a glance: discover the popular ones

From cow to cheese: how is cheese made?

26 jul 2023

Have you ever wondered how cheese is made? Then you are definitely not the only one. The fascinating process of cheese making is an age-old craft where milk is transformed into the most delicious cheeses we all know and love. Let's get straight to work and discover how we do it here the traditional way according to our own Henri Willig method.

From cow to cheese: how is cheese made?

Tough Father's Day gifts and exciting shop openings in Giethoorn and Düsseldorf

16 jun 2023

Father's Day is the day to honour and appreciate the amazing fathers who play an important role in our lives. At Henri Willig, we not only celebrate this special day, but also embrace the essence of family in every aspect of our business.

Tough Father's Day gifts and exciting shop openings in Giethoorn and Düsseldorf

Recognition that makes us proud!

18 mei 2023

Henri Willig is not just a cheese company, it is also a family business. Founded in 1974 by Henri Willig and his wife Riet, the company was passed on to the next generation and is now run by one of his sons, Wiebe Willig. The other 2 sons, Jacob and Martin, and several grandchildren are also active in the business.

Recognition that makes us proud!

Henri Willig Cheese, A great place to work

24 jan 2023

Our employees find our company a special and nice place to work. We are happy to tell you why this is.

Henri Willig Cheese, A great place to work

A fresh start!

20 jan 2023

First of all, to everyone still best wishes for 2023 of course!

A new year usually represents fresh starts and good intentions. And that's the perfect time to work on new goals and make plans for the year ahead.

A fresh start!

Henri Willig Christmas

14 dec 2022

Christmas stands for pampering and enjoying with loved ones, and Henri Willig's special cheeses should not be missing from that. When it comes to holidays, we at Henri Willig like to go the extra mile.

Henri Willig Christmas

Whey

17 nov 2022

Did you know that 10% of milk is used to make cheese? In this blog, we explain this and tell you more about the other 90%, namely the cheese whey
When making cheese, we use milk. To turn this milk into cheese, you heat the milk to 29-30 degrees Celsius and add ingredients such as leavening and rennet

Whey

Man, Animal and Nature, together in harmony

12 okt 2022

In recent years, it has become increasingly clear how important it is to do business in a way that is as good as possible for people, animals and nature. And it is very important to us that we leave the world a better place than when we started.

The term CSR also comes up more often everywhere you read and look. But what are some examples where you can do corporate social responsibility? At Henri Willig, we are always looking for new opportunities everywhere. We want to be as good as possible to the earth and everything that lives on it.

Man, Animal and Nature, together in harmony

Back to School and Work!

22 sep 2022

The holiday season is now well and truly over. The sunny days are giving way to autumnal scenes and the routine of work and school has begun in full swing. You often hear people say that they are ready for it again. After all, we quite like rhythm.

Back to School and Work!

Working at our Cheese Family

01 aug 2022

Have you ever visited one of our shops and experienced how hospitable we are when you come in? All our employees are committed to hospitality and enjoy working for our company. We are proud of this and are happy to invest in it as an employer. We strive to create a pleasant place for both our guests and our employees.

Working at our Cheese Family

Travelling with Henri Willig

18 jul 2022

june 21 marks the start of summer every year. For many, this means being outside as much as possible. And then we quickly think of days out and holidays.

We hope for long warm summer evenings and many cosy moments with friends and family. Our cheese is made to be shared, so our cheese family invariably includes a well-stocked cheeseboard.

Travelling with Henri Willig

A tasty Father's Day

28 mei 2022

When you think of Father's Day you think of gifts like ties, aftershave and good food.

In this blog we focus on the last one, because of course we immediately think of cheese. Thinking of a generously filled sandwich, or a board with lots of cheese cubes, of course with mustard and a beer. Especially for Father's Day, you want to spoil the fathers in your life, such as your father, your father-in-law, your grandfather or your brother or friend who is a father. They deserve it! And you certainly can do that with our special products.

A tasty Father's Day

Only the best is enough for mother

30 apr 2022

Surprise the mothers in your life this Mother's Day with exclusive Henri Willig cheeses. 

Because we, as a family business, know only too well that mothers are important in our lives. We are Henri Willig, The Cheese Family. A Cheese Family in which it is not only the bloodline that determines whether you are family, but in which passion and involvement in our company are just as important.   

Only the best is enough for mother

Celebrate spring

09 apr 2022

If there is one season that makes many people blossom it is spring. Literally everything blooms and grows. Just look at the plants and flowers for example. During spring the days are fortunately also "longer" again. That makes everyone happy. 

Celebrate spring

Using the residual product of cheese making creatively as a cheese maker

12 mrt 2022

In the early years, Henri Willig was a passionate cheese maker who started on a small scale. He created his tasty cheeses according to the authentic Gouda recipe, without any extra flavours or additives. The success of these delicious cheeses, which soon became known as the colourful Henri Willig cheeses, demanded more. This need for variety led to an expansion of the range. First, classic cheese flavours, such as cumin cheese and herb cheese, were developed. Later, we added more exotic flavours, such as green pesto cheese, lavender cheese and coconut cheese, to name just a few.

Using the residual product of cheese making creatively as a cheese maker

Valentine's Day

29 jan 2022

The way to anyone’s heart is through the stomach. Most people are familiar with this statement. As a matter of fact, this expression is found in several countries and languages. Nowadays you can get something anywhere or order it. But especially in these "fast times" when everyone is busy, it’s important to make a little time for each other. It's about that little bit of attention that you give to your significant other, and you can give that attention, for example, by preparing something tasty yourself.

Valentine's Day