‘Molendam’ is a premium brand which stands for quality and great taste.
The following top class products are produced under the ‘Molendam’ brand:
This hard cheese is produced from pasteurised cow’s milk and is characterised by a classic milky taste with subtle spicy undertones.
This hard cheese is produced from pasteurised cow’s milk. Its slightly sweet taste combined with a hint of hazelnut results in a uniquely rich bouquet.
Ingredients: The milk used for cheese production is subjected to special treatment that helps to preserve that fresh milky taste. Furthermore, special Dutch ferments add a unique quality to the cheese.
- ‘Molendam’ cheese ripens for 45 days during which time it acquires its rich and full flavour (other brands as a rule ripen for 21 days);
- The length of ripening affects the taste and value of the cheese;
- During the ripening process, the cheese “breathes” - the air circulates within a cheese, humidity decreases and taste and aroma become more accentuated.
- The surface of a cheese is coated with an edible crust. The thickness of the crust depends on the duration of ripening: 5mm crusts are used for periods over 45 days and crusts over 10mm are used for periods over 5 months.
Packaging materials: An environmentally-safe latex coating is used by all major producers of premium cheese. The coating protects cheese from moulding without inhibiting natural ripening of the cheese.