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  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Netherlands

  • Region: Schoonrewoerd, Leerdam

  • Family: Gouda

  • Type: semi-hard

  • Texture: creamy, open and smooth

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: white

  • Flavour: mild, nutty, sweet

  • Vegetarian: yes

Leerdammer is a semi-hard Dutch cheese made from pasteurised cow's milk. First developed by Cees Boterkooper in 1914 at a small farm in Schoonrewoerd. Schoonrewoerd is located in the municipality of Leerdam, from where the cheese takes its name. 

Leerdammer has a slightly elastic, creamy white pate with a somewhat sweet, nutty flavour that becomes definite with age. This open-textured cheese with numerous holes is a delicious cross between Emmental and Dutch Gouda.

The cheese is available in a variety of shapes and sizes namely: Leerdammer Original Natural Cheese Slices, Leerdammer Light, Reduced Fat Cheese slices, Leerdammer Original Natural Cheese Block and traditional giant wheel.


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