The Dutch have a firm love affair with their cheese. This museum and factory exhibits the history, evolution and current production methods of Dutch cheese. There are three sections to the tour:
- Museum: Located in the basement, this room explores the discovery of cheese 6000 years ago, and traditional cheese making methods through historical artefacts and photographs.
- Factory: An expert will take you through the whole sequence of steps by which tonnes of milk are daily processed into cheese of different flavours - lactic acid, curd stage, brine bath and ripening.
- Tasting: After an explanation of the ripening process, you will learn to identify between different scents, flavours and structures of cheese.
There's also a movie on cheese making that runs on a loop. The staff is super friendly. And at the end of it all, you can of course by your own cheese before you leave.
How to Reach Cheese Factory Volendam
- Walk, cycle, or drive to here.
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69.29% of people who visit Volendam include Cheese Factory Volendam in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
54.17% of people start their Cheese Factory Volendam visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cheese Factory Volendam
92.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cheese Factory Volendam