Henri Willig Cheese
Henri Willig Cheese has been produced on its own cheese farm for almost 50 years.
Henri Willig was born and raised on (cheese) farm De Jacobs Hoeve in Katwoude. Together with his wife Riet, he took over the farm in 1974. They took a cheese making course together and that was the beginning of a very successful family business. Henri Willig has mastered the art of cheese making so well that today Henri Willig’s cheeses are world famous and have won many awards. In almost 35 stores in the Netherlands, Germany and Austria, Henri Willig offers its artisanal cheeses, as produced in the cheese dairies in Katwoude & Heerenveen (NL).
In 3 farms and in Edam, Henri Willig offers special experiences:
– For example, on the Zaanse Schans with its windmills, cheese farm the Catharina hoeve where a small cheese experience can also be visited.
– Cheese farm the Alida Hoeve in Volendam also offers clog factory De Vriendschap so that in addition to the cheese making craft, the art of clog making can also be experienced.
– At the birthplace of Henri Willig Cheese farm de Jacobs Hoeve in Katwoude is an organic Jersey cowshed, which can be visited by means of a self-guided tour, so that here the entire chain from land to customer can be experienced.
– In Edam, Henri Willig has built a tribute to Edam Cheese. The Story of Edam Cheese. Here it is explained how such a small cheese conquered the world.
Hospitality is very important to Henri Willig, which is why all cheeses can be tasted in the stores. Henri Willig customers are also inspired to make beautiful cheese boards or special dishes with the Henri Willig cheeses.
Henri Willig wants consumers to leave the stores “richer” than they entered. Therefore, much attention is paid to the history of the cheese craft and the history of Henri Willig, the passion for animals, the many special cheeses and how best to enjoy them.
Henri Willig’s cheeses are made for sharing, which is why customers will find an assortment of cheese-related items in the stores that can be used to make delicious and surprising gifts along with the cheeses.
As a cheese maker, Henri Willig brings honest and distinctive quality products to consumers and is a professional, sustainable partner for its customers, employees and suppliers, with respect for people, animals and nature.