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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Cheesefarm Jacobs Hoeve and Organic Jersey Farm

Katwoude is located on the IJsselmeerdijk between Monnickendam and Volendam. The rural setting with farms in the surrounding area is a quintessential example of the North Holland polder, where the famous Dutch cheeses originate from. Next to the dike is the characterful Jacobs Hoeve. Our staff welcomes you in traditional costumes and demonstrate how cheese is made. The cosy shop offers a wide range of Henri Willig cheese, souvenirs and typical Dutch fine foods. Admission is free.

Travel organisation prefererably reserve a bus visit to our cheese farm, but are also welcome without an appointment. Private visitors don't need to make a reservation. Access and parking are free. 

Since 2018 it is also possible to visit our organic Jersey farm. Through a self-guided tour you'll learn how Henri Willig takes care of his animals. 



2018

Nantwich Cheese Awards Engeland

Polderkaas sheep cheese extra old

  Beste schapen kaas

Nantwich Cheese Awards Engeland

Pure Gold

  Beste Hollandse kaas

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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