Frequently asked questions

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The holes in the Beemster cheese are formed by the starter in the cheese. This starter, which gives the cheese its distinctive flavor and ensures that it can be stored for longer, causes a small gas formation. This is how the holes appear in the cheese.

Beemster is made using animal rennet.

No, none of the ingredients of Beemster are genetically modified

During the cheese-making process, cultures are added to the milk that produces a gas. The gas that forms the holes is carbon dioxide. The producers of Beemster use cultures that make relatively more holes than average Gouda cheeses.

Yes, all the Beemster cheeses are made with pasteurized milk.