Yellow gold. That’s what we call our Gouda cheese in this region. The world-famous, characteristic cheese in the shape of a wheel, weighing up to a magnificent 16 kilos.

Gouda cheese is not only very tasty, it also has a rich history. For centuries, these cheeses were traded in the city they were named after: Gouda. But the actual production process took place in the surrounding polders: Cheese Valley. An oasis of calm and space, right among the four largest cities of the Netherlands. And today still, this very Dutch landscape of grazing cows, ditches and pollard willows is where cheese is made from milk of our own cows. From young cheese to fully mature cheese and herb cheese to truffle cheese. The flavour varies from farm to farm and even from season to season.

Come and have a taste of Cheese Valley!


Cheese Valley is a stone’s throw from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague and can be combined with a trip to Kinderdijk or Keukenhof!

Cheese Valley is a unique combination of authentic Dutch towns, villages and countryside. Where something is always happening! So check the diary on a regular basis…

Regional Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday throughout the year, you can enjoy the most...
01 June 2020 - 31 December 2020
09:00 - 17:00

In verband met het coronavirus kunnen veel van de fysieke kaasmarkten in Woerden en Gouda tot nader bericht geen doorgang vinden. In een aantal gevallen wordt gekeken naar een alternatieve invulling, houd onze social media in de gaten om daarvan op de hoogte te blijven.

We hopen u snel in goede gezondheid weer te kunnen begroeten op een van onze mooie markten! Laten we goed op elkaar en onszelf passen in deze onzekere tijd.

Namens de gemeente Woerden, Gouda, Krimpenerwaard en Bodegraven-Reeuwijk,