Protecting land from flooding has always been a priority in the Netherlands. Reclaimed marshy areas demonstrate how the land can be managed and adapted for dairy farming and agriculture and cheese plays a huge part in the country's economy. Gouda accounts for about 50 percent of the cheese production in the Netherlands and is done on a huge commercial scale, however we work with smaller producers who ensure the hands-on production and slow ageing of the cheese. Most notable is the 4 YEAR GOUDA BOERENKAAS, an extra mature version of the 2 YEAR BOERENKAAS. We import directly from small farms, allowing optimal control over quality, which we feel is the highest among goudas. While the Netherlands does not produce a vast array of styles like France or Italy, somehow the cheeses through their shapes and flavours give you an instant snapshot of the places, the people and their cuisines.