The story behind....
The story goes back to 1847, from this year began Krijntje de Koning on this farm with the preparation of cheese; raw milk farmer’s cheese made from fresh milk from our own cows according to the traditional farmer’s cheese recipe.
Now five generations later, we are still doing this in the same way. We are proud of this! Today there are still a maximum of 100 farmers in the Netherlands who still make real farmer’s cheese from raw milk. Of these, a maximum of 10 are organic, like us.
The special thing about Boerenkaas is the raw milk aspect. All the tasty things that nature gives us become part of the cheese, resulting in great flavors that can vary per season. The fresh milk used for cheese making provides cheese with its own character. The time of the year, the weather, the ration of the cows, cows inside or outside, the cheese maker, everything affects the taste of the cheese.
The name Ruyge Weyde derives its name from the polder road on which the farm is located: the “Ruige Weide”. In addition to Ruyge Weyde Kaas, we have realized luxury guest accommodations on the farm in 2015, which bear the name Ruyge Weyde Logies.
Start Ruyge Weyde
Krijntje de Koning, not a full family (niece), does not count in the generation.
Willem de Koning
Jacobes & Alida de Koning
Arie van Vliet en Rijkje de Koning
Rien en Teuni van Vliet
The brothers René & Sander van Vliet