Marieke Penterman and her family relocated from the Netherlands to the nether regions of northern Wisconsin to pursue their cheesemaking dreams. They produce an array of award-winning goudas that would make their cousins across the pond blush! The cheese is crafted from the milk of Holstein-Fresian cows, the breed developed for its dairying prowess in Holland. Each wax-coated wheel is aged for over two years, during which time it develops a dense, firm paste and a caramelly sweet, grassy flavor. The interior of the cheese is studded with crystalline crunchy bits known as tyrosine, which are clusters of protein that calcify during the aging process. Holland’s Family Cheese ages these premium wheels specially for Saxelby Cheese - the two year age profile is a rare and delicious treat!