|Country of origin||Netherlands|
|Source of milk||Cows|
|Aging time||Up to 10 months|
Maaslander is a brand name for a Gouda, semi-hard cheese from Westland Cheese Specialties BV from Huizen, Netherlands. Maaslander is one of the first Dutch cheese brands but it isn't a protected designation of origin. Just the green and yellow stripes, also the name lander are protected.
Regular Dutch Gouda cheese contains a lot of salt from the use of brine in the production, this can lead to hypertension. So the company began producing the Maaslander at a factory in Arkel in 1978. This cheese, slightly shallower, with a shorter time of immerse, resulted in a lower salinity and a mild flavored cheese. Due to the shorter curing, the cheese contains more milk fluid. Massive advertising campaigns have achieved rapid recognition among consumers worldwide.
Westland specializes in the sale of branded cheese. Old Amsterdam is also a brand of the company.
- 30+ matured
- 48+ slightly matured (green / yellow stripes)
- 48+ matured (red / yellow stripes)