Hollands Family Cheese


Marieke and Rolf Penterman both grew up on dairy farms in the Netherlands, however, when Rolf was at the age where he was ready to start his own business there was no good (or affordable!) farmland available for him to start his own operation. He decided to relocate to Thorp, Wisconsin, where he started a 350 cow dairy. Marieke, his wife, got her Bachelor's Degree in dairy science, and began her career in Holland as a farm inspector. She followed Rolf to the U.S. in 2003, but missed the cheese from back home, so she decided to make her own Dutch Gouda in America. After getting her cheesemaker's license from the state of Wisconsin and completing an apprenticeship in Holland, she began producing her own Dutch-style Gouda cheese.

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