With love for cow

Cow Weydeland cheese is made and matured with love for cow, human and nature through an honest and sustainable process. In this way, every generation might continue to enjoy our delicious cheese.

With love for cow

The process of making our supreme cheese begins with the feed, the care, and the health of the Dutch milk cows. The cows produce our main ingredient for cheese and, for this reason, deserve care and attention.

Feed

The most important food for the cow is fresh grass. This grass has many essentials for the cow’s diet. Besides the grass, cows also get silage, soybeans and a bit of concentrate to produce milk with the right balance of proteins and fats. Only the best feed is acceptable for these cows.

Pasturing

Our farmers have set minimum targets in order to increase the time the cows spend in the pastures. With pasturing the cows get to spend at least 6 hours a day, 120 days in the year in the pastures. Milk from free grazing cows contains softer fats and proteins. It also appears that there is a higher percentage of unsaturated fats like Omega 3, 6, and 7 in the milk, which is healthy for heart and blood vessels. This milk is used to make especially malleable cheese. For these reasons, the farmers are given an extra premium price per kilogram of milk to encourage them the ‘pasturing’ practice. Another bonus is that the pastures provide for a natural environment, which is more comfortable for the cows.

Cow Health Registry

The health and welfare of the cow determines the quality of the milk. Because of this, the cows are kept at the top condition. With the cow registry system, we work on improving the cow’s condition and keep track of their health. The registry is an instrument used to determine the cows health based on 30 risk-control-points. With support of the veterinarian, the feed, water, environment, and health of the cows and the calves are analysed so that ways of improvement might be found. This is a good preventative health care system, which benefits all.