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.