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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Kaaswaag Edam

In earlier days Edam cheeses were weighed at the Kaaswaag, in the historical heart of Edam. A visit to the Kaaswaag weighing house and the summer cheese market will take you back to the origin of the world-renowned round cheeses.

The most visited cheese market in the Netherlands is the one in Edam. From April until 1 October folklore demonstrations are held every Wednesday and cheese carriers show how the heavy round Edam cheeses used to be transported on berries – just like they did years ago. This takes place on the square in front of the Kaaswaag, dating from 1778, where the cheese was weighed. The Kaaswaag has a permanent exhibition about the art of making cheese. It goes without saying that you can also sample and purchase cheese here. 


Opening hours
  • April - September: Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 5:00.
  • October - March closed.
Address
  • Jan Nieuwenhuyzenplein 5
  • 1135WT Edam
Contact
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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