De Pekelaar Boerenkaas prides itself on an eco – friendly approach to farming and cheese making. Our cheeses are entirely natural, with no preservatives, colourants or flavourants used and are suitable for vegetarians.
Our milk is sourced from a nearby, local Dutch supplier with a great passion for his cows and craft. Farmed using methods that have – no hormones, no antibiotics and no growth stimulants – these Jersey, Guernsey and Red Friesland cows produce delicious creamy milk, which gives our cheeses their exceptional flavour.
Gouda or ‘How-da” is a Dutch cheese named after the city of Gouda in the Netherlands. One of the most popular speciality cheeses, this amber-coloured cheese is made from pasteurised cows’ milk. Boerenkaas is a typical variety of the unpasteurised Gouda which is produced by farmers who use milk from cows that have grazed on natural, low pastures. At de Pekelaar we pasteurise our milk for food and safety reasons. Despite this departure from the traditional manufacturing process, de Pekelaar has retained the original name of the cheese to reflect an age-old recipe.
With our commitment to time-honoured tradition, handcrafted excellence and superior ingredients, de Pekelaar Kaas continues to produce authentic Boerenkaas Gouda cheeses.
The unparalleled quality, delicious flavour and distinctive style is what sets us apart in the local and international speciality cheese markets.