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

By: Henri Willig
26 jul 2023
± 4 minuten

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.

Gouda cheese: A globally loved cheese variety

Gouda cheese is one of the most well-known and beloved cheeses in the world. At Henri Willig, we prepare our Gouda cheese with dedication and skill, using the best ingredients and following a traditional recipe. This cheese is known for its mild and creamy flavour. Taste the artisanal quality and timeless taste of our Gouda cheese and discover why it is so popular worldwide.

Organic cheese: pure enjoyment

Organic cheese is a true delicacy that we at Henri Willig are proud of. Our organic cheese is prepared with the utmost care and attention, using the best organic milk. This cheese is known for its pure and full flavour, which is the result of respecting natural processes and using high-quality ingredients

Koekaas: the traditional pride of the Netherlands

Koekaas comes from the Netherlands and is made with great care and craftsmanship. As a result, the longer-aged cheeses such as matured and old cheeses have a full and intense flavour. It is a great choice for lovers of firm cheeses with a distinct flavour. The young cow's cheeses have a soft creamy taste, just like the young goat's cheese and sheep's cheese. Taste this Dutch pride and be surprised by the rich variety and taste experience that koekaas has to offer.

Goat's cheese: creamy and versatile

Goat's cheese is one of the most popular cheeses we offer at Henri Willig. Try our young goat cheese for a mild and creamy experience, or venture into the intense flavour of our award-winning aged goat cheese. For a perfect balance, choose our mature goat's cheese, ideal for inclusion in salads or on a cheeseboard.

Sheep's cheese: rich and aromatic

Sheep's cheese is a real taste sensation and one of the special cheeses in our range. This cheese is known for its rich and aromatic taste, which will definitely attract lovers of more intense flavours. Our sheep's milk is used in the preparation of our sheep's cheese, which ensures its characteristic taste and texture. The unique combination of rich flavour and creamy texture makes our sheep cheese a real treat for the gourmets among us.

Herb cheese: a surprising taste experience

At Henri Willig, we have a wide selection of herb che eses that will delight your taste buds, such as truffle, chilli and pesto. The flavourful herb cheeses offer a perfect balance between creamy cheese and delicate herbs. Whether you like it mild and creamy or prefer to enjoy a spicier flavour, it provides a surprising taste experience that will tantalise your senses.

Smoked cheese: a tasty smoked sensation

Our smoked cheese is a real treat for lovers of intense flavours. With its smoky aroma and full flavour, this cheese adds a unique twist to your dishes. Our smoked cheese is smoked on real beech wood in a smoker, giving it its characteristic smoky flavour that goes perfectly with the creamy texture of the cheese and the artisanal brown rind.

In short, the world of cheese is diverse and exciting, with countless flavours and textures to explore. Whether you like mild, creamy cheeses or prefer a distinctly spicy variety, there is always a cheese to suit your taste preferences. Go on a journey of discovery and be surprised by the many popular cheeses Henri willig has to offer.


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Check out Henri Willig's delicious recipes below.

Vegetarian nachos casserole with Henri Willig cheese

2 pers
20 min

This vegetarian snack is delicious for any time! Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.  Make sure you have sliced the red onion, spring onion, pepper and jalapeños. Think half rings and strips.  Grate a generous portion of cheese. We used our Henri's Hero Daslook cheese here, but also delicious is, for example, our chilli cheese, young gouda cheese or, for example, herb garlic cheese.  In a baking dish, place the tortilla chips and sprinkle the red onion, spring onion, pepper, corn, kidney beans and jalapeño peppers on top. Then spread the cheese over the baking dish.  Put the dish in the oven until the cheese in about 10 minutes melted. Mash the flesh of the avocado with a fork. Add some lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Fill several bowls with the roasted tomato dip, avocado dip and crème fraîche. And serve these with the casserole with nachos.   Dip and enjoy!

Making sandwich with grilled chicken and cheese

4 pers
30 min

Delectable sandwiches with grilled chicken, a delicious apricot spread, tomato, mayo, lettuce, avocado and our delicious young Gouda cheese. Truly a top combination! Preparation: Flatten the chicken breast and cut into 2 pieces. Mix the herbs with the olive oil and roll the chicken in it. Grill the chicken in a grill pan or in a contact grill until nicely browned and cooked on both sides. Toast the casino sandwiches in a toaster, oven or contact grill until nice and crispy.  Spread the first sandwich with the apricot dip, top with some lettuce and then the chicken. Spread a second sandwich with mayo and top with cheese, tomato and avocado slices. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Place this sandwich on top of the first and put the third sandwich on top. Carefully cut diagonally until you have two triangles. Then cut these triangles again into 2 smaller triangles and insert a skewer so it sticks together nicely.   @Ellouisacooking made these sandwiches for us, and we are definitely going to try this recipe ourselves! Thank you ;-)