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…

Village walk
April - September 2020 Wander along the former cheese warehouses...
01 April 2020 - 30 September 2020
Entire day
Regional market
Every last Saturday of the month, April - September Taste...
01 April 2020 - 30 September 2020
10:00 - 16:00
Gouda Cheese Market
For centuries, farmers from nearby villages took their home-made cheese...
02 April 2020 - 27 August 2020
10:00 - 12:30
Farmers’ Cheese Market
The real farmhouse cheeses are sold at the Farmers’ Cheese...
02 May 2020 - 29 August 2020
09:00 - 17:00
Spring Cheese Day
The start of spring and the cheese season is cause...
06 June 2020
09:00 - 17:00
Historic Cheese Market
The historic cheese market takes you back to 1900. Farmers...
29 August 2020
10:00 - 17:00
Autumn Market/Crowning of the Cheese Queen
10 - 12 September 2020 The Autumn Market is an...
10 September 2020 - 12 September 2020
Entire day