Everything you need to know about the workshop

Practical information

Everybody loves making cheese

Are you looking for a typical Dutch thing to do for a group of friends in the Rotterdam area? Do you want to try making cheese yourself at home and want to learn more about it? The cheese workshop can be a fun way to spent your day in the Rotterdam countryside. If you have specific questions, please contact us and we will get back to you soon.

A great Dutch experience

Fun with friends!

Foodlovers who want to learn how to make cheese at home

Tijdens de kaasworkshop leer je zelf kaas maken

Workshop program

09:30 - Welcome

We prepare for the workshop. This means we take off our rings, put on a hairnet and wear clean shoes.

09:45 - Processing milk

We start with processing the milk, adding additives and the rennet to curdle the milk.

10:00 - coffee and homemade cake

During the curdling of the milk there is time for coffee or tea and farmer Petra serves her delicious home-baked cake.

10:30 - Cutting, washing, filling and pressing cheese

We cut the curled milk into curd. The curd is washed several times and undergoes several process steps before the fresh cheese can be pressed.

13:00 - Farmer's lunch

Farmer  Petra serves a delicious farmer’s lunch with, among other things, soup, freshly made sandwiches and other tasty sandwiches, fruit and dairy. Halfway through lunch we turn the cheeses and continue the lunch. Lunch gives you time to review everything and ask your questions.

14:30 - Inspecting the cheese

We take the cheese from the press. You will get instructions on how to further prepare the cheese at home.

15:00 - End of the workshop

You get your own cheese whom you have to prepare further at home. After 6 weeks your cheese is ready for consumption.

Duration of the cheese workshop

The workshop lasts approximately five and a half hours. Making cheese is a delicate process, which means we can deviate slightly from the timetable.

Are you disabled?

Making cheese is a physical activity. That is why it is important to have good mobility. Is this a problem? Contact Esther and we will look to the possibilities.

Tijdens de kaasworkshop leer je zelf kaas maken

Important to know

Preparation

Instructions for good cheese hygiene.

Make sure you bring one pair of easy shoes with clean soles (not used or properly cleaned in advance). Only put on these shoes when we start making cheese.

Take off your hand jewels, tie your beautiful wild locks in a tail and leave your artificial and painted nails at home.

Put on a freshly washed shirt.

At the start of the workshop you get a hairnet and you can wash and disinfect your hands.

During the workshop (incl. the breaks) it is important not to enter the stable because of the cheese hygiene.

Afterwards

You will come home with your newborn cheese. It looks like cheese, but actually it is compressed yogurt. Your cheese still has to develop its character. In the upcoming weeks you will have to take care of your cheese with love, passion and patience, in order for the cheese gets the character that suits him.

You will get a “cheese toolkit” including all materials you need to further treat your cheese with. There is an instruction in the toolkit so you will exactly know what to do with the cheese. After six weeks your cheese is ready for consumption.

If you want to make your own cheese at home afterwards, view the recipe for making your own cheese (Dutch only). If you have any questions about your cheese afterwards or if you’re experimenting with making cheese and would like to talk about it, please contact Esther.

Na afloop krijg je je kaaskistje mee naar huis

Location

The cheese workshop is given at a location of your choice or on the farm.

At the farm

The cheese workshop is given at the Rotterdam belevenisboerderij. The area where the cheese is made is situated in the middle of the farm, where there is also plenty to do: play in the nature, cuddle with farm animals in the meadow or discover the flowers and plants in the beautiful garden.

Address

Oude Bovendijk 220, 3046 NL Rotterdam

Free parking

On your own location

Do you want to follow a cheese workshop at your own party, birthday or festival location? That is possible! Please contact us to inform about the possibilities.

De skyline van rotterdam als uitzicht tijdens de kaasworkshop
Kaaswokshops bij Belevenisboederij Schieveen

Gift voucher

Did you son passed his exam, will you celebrate the birthday of you daughter, or are you saying goodbye to a colleague? A gift voucher for a cheese workshop is always a good gift. The gift voucher will be sent by post in a nice package. Do you need the gift voucher urgently? The voucher can also be sent by e-mail. The gift voucher costs € 65 per person.

Contact us and inquire about the possibilities for a gift voucher.

Price

You can choose 2 different kind of reservations.

Option 1: single tickets
  1. The workshop takes place from 4 people

    The workshop takes place from 4 people. After subscribing you will get a message as soon as possible whether the workshop will take place. If the workshop won’t take place I will contact you for another date of you can get your money back.

  2. You are part of a mixed group (max. 8 persons)

    You are part of a mixed group (max. 8 persons). If you’re part of a group and don’t want other people to join, please make a reservation for a private workshop.

  3. Fixed price: 65 euro for a ticket

    If you make a reservation for a single ticket the price is always 65 euro per ticket. If you’re part of a group of 7 or 8 people, please make a reservation for a private workshop and get a discount. If you’re part of a bigger group, please get in touch to talk about the options.

  4. Always the same locaton: Belevenisboerderij Schieveen
  5. Also nice to give as a gift voucher

    Did you son passed his exam, will you celebrate the birthday of you daughter, or are you saying goodbye to a colleague? A gift voucher for a cheese workshop is always a good gift. The gift voucher will be sent by post in a nice package. Do you need the gift voucher urgently? The voucher can also be sent by e-mail. The gift voucher costs € 65 per person.

    Contact us and inquire about the possibilities for a gift voucher.

PersonsPrice p.pTotal 
165 euro65 euroMake reservation
265 euro130 euroMake reservation
365 euro195 euroMake reservation
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565 euro325 euroMake reservation
665 euro390 euroMake reservation
7Choose a private workshop
8Choose a private workshop
Option 2: Private workshop
  1. The workshop takes place for granted

    The advantage of a private workshop is that it always takes place. Unlike a single tickets. This takes place with at least 4 people.

  2. No unknown people

    If you want to make cheese as a team building activity, make a group reservation. You’ll attend the cheese workshop without other people. It can be an ideal group activity for colleagues or friends.

  3. Discount for large groups

    With groups of 7 people, you receive a € 5 discount per person. Groups of 8 people receive a € 10 discount per person. Do you want to make cheese with more than 8 people? Please contact us to discuss the possibilities.

  4. Choose between multiple locations

    If you book a private workshop, you can choose whether you want the workshop to take place in the Belevenisboerderij Schieveen or if you want to hold the workshop at your own location. Read more about locations.

  5. Extra attention from the cheese maker

    In a private workshop, no other participants will join and you will have all the attention of the cheese maker with your own group.

PersonsPrice p.pTotal 
1265 euro265 euroMake reservation
2145 euro290 euroMake reservation
3105 euro315 euroMake reservation
485 euro340 euroMake reservation
575 euro375 euroMake reservation
665 euro390 euroMake reservation
760 euro420 euroMake reservation
855 euro440 euroMake reservation

Available days

You can follow a workshop on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Do you want to follow a workshop on another day? Then contact us or call the cheese line.

Corona update

Due to the Corona situation, the workshops are suspended until June 1.