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Make Your Own Dutch Cheese

Make your own Dutch cheese in a typical, charming farm outside Amsterdam.
Hands on Workshop
2 hours
Local Customs & Traditions
Private venue

The big round cheeses are an iconic and delicious part of the Dutch culture, and making your own is something you and your family will enjoy.
Meet your private, experienced cheese maker in a charming farm in the Dutch countryside near Amsterdam. Here is your chance to discover the beautiful, flat countryside of the Netherlands. The family-run farm has cows, and with the milk, they produce their own cheese.
In a more modern room (for sanitary reasons), you will handle all the natural ingredients used to make the cheese: milk, salt and everything that derives from the mix. During the few pauses in between each step of the process, you will be offered some pie and a hot (or cold) beverage. If you are lucky, and depending on the time, you might even get to feed the cows and calves.
You will not be able to take your cheese back home (it needs time to mature), but you will not be leaving empty handed: each member of your family will get a similar cheese that you will be able to enjoy when you are back at the hotel or home.

This tour is available in the following languages : English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian

Meeting Point: In a farm outside Amsterdam
Finish: In a farm outside Amsterdam

6 years
2 Hours
A private, experienced cheese maker who knows how to engage the children
A private venue
Snacks (pie) and non-alcoholic drinks
A typical Dutch cheese for each member of the family
Transportation to and from the farm
Tips and additional purchases (cheeses)
Alcoholic drinks
How to make delicious Dutch cheese
Life on a traditional Dutch farm
Take a peek at the typical Dutch countryside

Is this a private activity?

It sure is. Your family members will be the only ones participating in this private Cheese making class, along with your private chef (and assistant).

Do the parents participate?

Of course! Everyone will get their hands deliciously dirty.

How much food will we make?

One cheese per person will be made. And, although it will not be the same cheese as it needs to dry and mature for several weeks, each member will leave with some cheese.

Is it suitable for kids under 6 years old?

Yes, smaller children can participate in this cheese making workshop. However, you will need to keep a close eye on your young ones, especially around the animals.

Do we need to bring special material or ingredients?

No. All you need to bring is a big smile and the will to prepare mouthwatering cheese. We will take care of the rest.

Do we get the recipes of what we prepared?

While the cheese itself is not overly difficult to make, the process does require some heavy machinery, and so we don't provide the recipe.

Will my teenage kids like the activity?

Sure, parents and teenagers will love this activity, and the special ambiance of this traditional Dutch farm.
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