Abolition of the milk quota
A number of years ago, the milk quota for dairyfarming expired. This 'disappeared' the brake on the amount of milk a farmer is allowed to produce.

Origin of the Cooperative
A number of livestock farmers expressed the wish to obtain their milk from anonymity. This is how the 'Hollandsche Meesters' cooperative was created, a small-scale dairy cooperative with the aim of 'improving the value of the milk'.

The dairy cooperative distinguishes itself through two important choices:

  1. The milk is processed on a farmer-specific basis. So we do not work with 'mixed milk'
    (milk from different livestock farmers).
  2. Livestock farmerswho have one type of cattle , goat or sheep breed are used. Each breed has its specific characteristics, and every milk
    type has its own characteristics and contents.

    As far as the cattle breeds are concerned, we prefer to work with Old Dutch breeds such as the Blaarkop, Jersey, Maas-Rijn-IJssel, Montbeliarde or Lakenvelder.

Untreated milk
 The milk from the dairyfarmers is collected by the cooperative itself . To keep the product as pure as possible, the milk is not pasteurized, but
processed as untreated as possible. It goes without saying that no flavourings, colors or preservatives are added.

Natural salt bath
No salt is added during cheese making. The cheese is briefly brined in a bath of spring water with sea salt. Both naturally contain trace elements and minerals that benefit the taste and ripening of the cheese .