Dutch cheese workshop

Are you looking for a fun and inspiring activity? Esther is happy to take you on a journey from her passion and profession in making cheese. The workshops are practical: afterwards you have already made your first cheese.

The workshops can be followed individually or as a group and therefore also fun as team building activity. The groups are small, so you will receive a lot of personal attention and there is a lot of room for your personal questions about cheese and the dairy proces in general.

Choose a workshop, make your own cheese or ask for advice

At this workshop, Esther, the cheese maker, will come to your home or a place of your choice. For a maximum of 3 people or 1 household.

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Tijdens de kaasworkshop leer je zelf kaas maken

Follow the cheese workshop at a farm in the Rotterdam region. The maximum number of people is 8.

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Zelf gemaakte kaas

Check the recipe on how to make your own Gouda cheese at home. If it doesn’t work, you can always contact Esther.

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Wrongel tijdens de workshop kaas maken

Do you have a question about making cheese or do you want to spar about your homemade cheese? Feel free to contact Esther, the cheese maker. She likes to help you to successfully make your own cheese.

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kaasworkshop cadeaubon

A cheese workshop is a super fun DIY gift to give. Give a workshop as a gift and receive a beautifully wrapped gift voucher, with a personal message.

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Esther: passionate cheese maker

Kaasmaakster Esther van der Zeijden

Esther is a food technologist and making cheese is her profession. She has worked in the food industry and after changing jobs for a few times has come to her passion: making cheese. She can talk passionately about the process of making cheese and is happy to do so during the workshops.


The personal attention of Esther the cheese maker makes this workshop unique.

Small scale

Learn how to make cheese in a small group.


Esther is a food technologist and likes to take you along in her passion.

Participants about the cheese making workshop


Esther took us into the process of making cheese. We eat it (almost) every day but most of us have no idea how it is made. During the workshop you will learn everything about the ingredients, curdling, cutting, whey, washing, stirring, pressing, brining and coating. Stirring is not the same as cutting, although it is very similar. And temperature appears to be a very important part to make a cheese succeed. This workshop is a very nice way to experience how it works, making cheese. It is almost all manual work, so after a workshop you have gained stronger arm muscles. At the end of the workshop you will receive your own homemade cheese and "care products" . At home you have to brin, dry, coat and turn the cheese. After 6 weeks you can enjoy a delicious homemade cheese!

Kaas maken

A cheese workshop by Esther is a real treat. You will get a good professional explanation about the cheese making process. And because the workshop is given in a small group, you will get a lot of personal attention and tips. You can do everything yourself, which means you can take your own handmade cheese home at the end of the day. At home you have to finish off the cheese and wait a few weeks to have the real end product. But that is the charm of cheese making. During the workshop, food and drinks, a delicious farmer's lunch and extra background information about the cheese making process are well taken care of. Overall a nice day out.


10 reasons why I love making cheese


Nice to learn something new

Making cheese is the perfect way to try something new in the kitchen.


Working with your hands

Stop thinking, start working with your hands in the cheese


Good workout

You immediately have your necessary exercise. Making cheese is hard work!


Soft hands

But the reward comes afterwards: wonderfully soft hands from stirring in the whey.



Your cheese must mature for at least 6 weeks. Until that time you can only wait to see if it is successful.


Satisfying feeling

Even if the cheese fails, you still have a satisfied feeling of working with your hands.


Cheese is tasty!

… And if it succeeds, then it’s delicious! Who doesn’t like a nice cheese plate?



After your first cheese, the experimentation will start. What do you add extra to create your personal taste?


Beautiful location

The workshops are given in a farm setting. How nice is it when the goats watch while you are making cheese?


Having a good time!

When I make cheese, especially during the workshops, I’m always having a good time. Will I see you soon?


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