Best Organic Cheese 2017
Since its introduction in 2016, Landana Organic AGED has made an impact among the cheese experts. For the fourth time in a row this USDA certified Gouda cheese has been awarded for its excellence taste. At the Global Cheese Awards 2017, Landana Organic AGED has been recognized as Best Organic cheese.
After aging for 10 months on wooden shelves, the cheese achieves a full and piquant flavor. Despite its extra-long aging period, the texture is surprisingly creamy and easily melting on the tongue. No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives are added and because of the vegetarian rennet, vegetarians can enjoy this cheese as well.
GMO-free cheese, what does it mean?
Landana has gone above and beyond to bring consumers its best selection for natural and organic cheese. Landana Organic cheeses are GMO-free. This means that Landana Organic cheese are free from genetically modified organisms.
We believe that good cheese comes from simple ingredients farmed from sources you could trust. Our cows enjoy a constant diet of tasty fresh grass and nutritious organic feed to stay happy and healthy.
Landana TRUFFLE: new & improved taste!
Landana TRUFFLE is a Dutch specialty cheese with real pieces of the finest black truffle, an old world gourmet delicacy.
Landana made the great taste of the truffle cheese even better by optimizing the recipe. This exclusive cheese now has an even more delicate, creamy flavor. The cheese is made from full, creamy milk. The milk is neither skimmed nor standardized, giving the cheese a fuller flavor. We’ve also added 50% more black truffle to the cheese, so that you can enjoy even more of that earthy truffle taste.
The cheese is naturally ripened for at least eight weeks on wooden shelves. The result is a creamy, full flavor with the exclusive truffle aroma ensuring a unique taste experience. This divine delicacy is ideally suited to the autumn, and especially to the end-of-year holiday season. Landana TRUFFEL made to the improved recipe is available from today.
6 tips on pairing wine & cheese
Wine and cheese have a long history of accompanying each other. When enjoyed together, their unique qualities enhance each other, creating new flavor profiles and delighting the senses. Food and wine experts believe that the most basic element is understanding the balance between the "weight" of the cheese and the weight of the wine.
Whatever you decide to try, make the most of the cheeses by removing them from the refrigerator at least 45 minutes prior to serving to help release flavor and aroma.
View below 6 wine and Dutch Landana cheese pairings.
Organic Gouda cheese free from additives
Our award winning cheeses Landana Organic MILD and AGED are not only unique for their pure taste, they are also free from additives. They are free from artificial flavors, colors and preservatives.
Landana Organic cheeses are furthermore GMO-free and free from lactose and gluten. On top of that, vegetarians don't have to miss out on the things they love, because of the vegetarian rennet in Landana Organic cheeses.
NEW: Landana HOT PEPPER
Landana HOT PEPPER is the newest specialty cheese in Landana’s extensive assortment. This Dutch cheese with smoked jalapeño peppers surprises with a slightly smoky and spicy flavor. Delicious to serve at the summer barbecue.
Enjoy Landana HOT PEPPER at your quesadillas, burritos or tacos for a delicious Mexican experience. Also perfect to pair with Sauvignon Blanc and a sparkling Rosé.
Landana HOT PEPPER is a spicy cheese, made of cow’s milk, aged for a minimum of 6 weeks and free of gluten and lactose (<0,1g lactose per 100g).
Happy Dutch Landana cows
Have you ever seen a Dutch dairy cow dancing? It’s spring and our happy cows sprint out towards the green pastures for the best milk and the exceptional taste of Landana ORGANIC cheese. Watch the movie below.
Landana Organic cheese
Landana ORGANIC MILD and AGED cheese are made out of milk from outdoor grazing Dutch cows. There are only a few farms in Holland that are USDA organic certified, and they all supply directly to Landana’s cheese-making facility. All our USDA certified farms are certified according to the Meadow Milk specifications. This means the cows have free access to the meadows for at least 120 days, for a min. of 6 hours a day. The diets of the cows consist of nutritious organic feed and pastures. Which results in the best organic Dutch milk, a key-ingredient for the best organic Gouda.
‘Koeiendans’ (cow dance)
Spring in the Netherlands brings happiness to all of its inhabitants, particularly the cows.
Due to the freezing temperatures in the Netherlands, the Landana Dutch cows are brought inside for the winter months. The farmers make them as comfortable as possible during these colder months undercover with mattresses, brushes and a constant supply of hay. Once Spring arrives, the day of their ‘release’ back into the fields is a very exciting time for these cows!
On this special day, the barn doors are opened and the cows sprint out towards the green pastures. You can’t help but smile as you watch the cows literally jumping for joy as they reach the green grass, also known as the ‘koeiendans’ (cow dance).
New: Landana organic MILD and AGED cheese slices
Based on the biological cheese specialties Landana Organic MILD and AGED, Landana is introducing pre-packaged slices of organic cheese. With these new products, as well as the pre-packaged cheese wedges, Landana will attract consumers of organic products looking for convenience.
The naturally matured slices are available in a MILD and an AGED version and come in all-new, easy-open and easy-close packs of 150 grams. The slices can be easily separated and have no rind, ready to be put on a sandwich. For optimal in-store presentation, the cheese slices come in attractive display boxes of 10 packs, a good size even for smaller stores.
Landana Radler, the 2017 summer hit
In May, Landana will introduce the newest variety in the Landana product range: Landana RADLER. Delicious on a summer cheese platter with a glass of Radler beer or as a snack.
This surprising cheese specialty is the first cheese prepared with real Radler beer. On top of the popular Radler beer flavor, its taste is best described as ‘mild and fresh’. Radler beer is one of the most popular current summer beverages and is a mixture of beer and lemonade.
Landana RADLER is matured for six to eight weeks on wooden boards and free of lactose (<0,1g/100g). Landana Radler is the first cheese that tastes like Radler beer and adds variety to every cheese platter.
The first USDA certified organic Gouda from Holland
The best organic Dutch milk
Landana ORGANIC MILD is the first USDA organic certified Gouda from Holland. This specialty cheese is made out of milk from outdoor grazing Dutch cows. The cows have not been given growth hormones or antibiotics, instead the farmers make sure the cows have a good and comfortable life. Their diets consist of nutritious organic feed and pastures. That way, the soils, water, air and animals stay healthy. This results in the best organic Dutch milk, a key-ingredient for the best organic Gouda.
Pure, smooth and creamy taste
Landana launches new ORGANIC OLD
Landana is proud to announce a new, extra aged addition to the organic range, ORGANIC OLD. This organic cheese is made out of fresh free range cow’s milk and is prepared using Dutch time-tested cheese makers' traditions. After aging for 10 months on wooden shelves, the cheese achieves a full and piquant flavor.
Landana ORGANIC OLD impressed the jury at the International Cheese Awards in the United Kingdom. The jury awarded Landana ORGANIC OLD 2nd place in the Best Organic Cheese - Specialty category. A confirmation of the excellent quality of Landana ORGANIC OLD.
NEW: Landana ORGANIC, gold awarded Dutch organic cheese
Landana ORGANIC is the newest specialty cheese in Landana’s extensive assortment. This organic cheese is USDA approved and meets the increasing demand of organic products.
Landana ORGANIC is made with 100% free range Dutch cow’s milk, according to Dutch cheesemakers’ tradition, and is naturally aged for at least 8 weeks. Because of its pure, smooth and incredible creamy taste, this semi-hard cheese has been awarded with a gold at the Global Cheese Awards this year, right after its introduction. Landana ORGANIC contains no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives and is suitable for vegetarians and gluten-free diets.
NEW: Landana 500 DAYS
After 500 days of waiting for the perfect Landana extra-aged Gouda, our cheese master couldn’t wait any longer. At this point the cheese was so delicious that it reached absolute perfection. Which is why we proudly introduce: Landana 500 DAYS.
Landana 500 DAYS is a truly unique specialty cheese that is unmatched in taste and consistency. During its 500 days of ripening, the cheese becomes remarkably crumbly with a full, strong flavor. The body of the cheese has a beautiful golden color and the small white spots are fi ne crystals, which are a sign of its masterful maturation.
Landana on Facebook
Did you know Landana has its own Facebook page? Here you can find the most delicious recipes and the latest news about Landana. Furthermore, there will be great prices to win on a regular basis.
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New unique specialty cheeses from Landana
Landana – “Premium quality cheese from Holland” – introduces two new and unique varieties for the cheese counter.
Landana TRUFFLE & CEP has a delicious, earthy taste and impresses every cheese lover with fine ingredients like black truffle, cep (a kind of mushroom) and fenugreek seeds. Landana TRUFFLE & CEP is perfect on a cheeseboard, on crackers or grated in pasta dishes.
Landana Goat cheese FOREST FRUIT is a mild cheese with a sweet, fruity flavor. This specialty cheese with fine pieces of strawberry and blackcurrants is made out of 100% Dutch, healthy goat’s milk. Fits perfectly on every cheeseboard as a sweet surprise and is a great addition to salads with fruit or as a snack.
Landana TRUFFLE & CEP and Landana Goat cheese FOREST FRUIT are part of the Landana range. Landana is a delicious Dutch cheese of distinction, loved for its unique, creamy flavor, incredible quality and wide range of flavorful varieties. Landana cheeses are prepared using traditional cheese making techniques that have been handed down from generation to generation; methodology has changed very little over time.
For these Landana varieties applies: no colorings, preservatives or artificial flavoring. Lactose (<0,1g/100g) and gluten free by nature.
Landana 1000 DAYS awarded with DLG-gold
Landana 1000 DAYS is awarded with gold by Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Geschellschaft (DLG).
The DLG is an independent German organization for agriculture and food research and enjoys high prestige in Europe. The institute subjects the entered cheeses to a detailed investigation to examine the sensory quality. Experts evaluate the cheeses on taste, consistence, scent and appearance.
The DLG field experts awarded the excellent quality of Landana 1000 DAYS with the maximum score of 5 points. Due to its full and rich flavor Landana 1000 DAYS is the crowning glory of the art of Dutch cheese making. Landana 1000 DAYS offers solid profit margins and is therefore a must have for every cheese counter.
Landana 1000 DAYS are naturally free from gluten and lactose (<0,1g lactose per 100g).
New in the Landana assortment: Landana KALE
Landana KALE sets a trend and combines the creamiest Dutch cheese with Superfood kale. Kale is a well-known vegetable in Holland for centuries, but now also gains popularity worldwide due to its healthy qualities. Next to kale, ingredients like mustard, onion, pepper and garlic are added to give Landana KALE a savory taste.
Landana KALE matures for 6-8 weeks on untreated wooden shelves in cheese
warehouses in the ‘Green Heart of Holland’ – the land of windmills and green pastures. The cheese maker continuously turns the cheeses by hand until they have acquired the quality expected of a Landana cheese.
The secret to the incomparable, natural and smooth taste of Landana specialty cheeses is the creamiest of milk, taken from Dutch cows. Landana provides the consumer with the traditional art of Dutch cheese making, and tastes the way a traditional, well-made cheese should.
Landana KALE fits on every cheeseboard and is also great on toast, bread or as a snack.
Landana 1000 DAYS wins GOLD AWARD
At the World Cheese Awards 2013, Landana 1000 DAYS has been recognized with a golden award in the category “Gouda before 1/12/12.” The World Cheese Awards in Birmingham (England) were being held during the BBC Good Food Show and is organized by England’s Guild of Fine Food. For this famous cheese show, 2,777 cheeses participated in 129 categories.
Landana 1000 DAYS won over the jury of 250 cheese experts with a full, intense but very refined taste, which reflects the Dutch time-tested cheese makers’ tradition. This special cheese naturally ripens for at least 1000 days under perfect ripening conditions, which guarantee the best quality. The fine mineral and protein crystals are visible signs of its masterful maturation.
Landana 1000 DAYS is free of gluten and lactose.
New varieties in Landana soft goat cheese assortment
Landana introduces two new varieties in the soft goat’s cheese assortment: Landana Chèvre naturelle WALNUT-FENUGREEK and Landana Fresh spreadable goat cheese MILD.
Landana Chèvre naturelle WALNUT-FENUGREEK is a fresh and soft goat cheese. The combination of walnut and fenugreek flavors makes this goat cheese a delicious specialty. Perfect in a salad, on bread or toast. Available in
1 kg blister and ideal for the cheese counter.
Landana Fresh spreadable goat cheese MILD is a delicious pure cheese. It is smoother than the usual fresh goat cheese and is easier to spread. Perfect for sandwiches, bagels or toast, but also suitable in hot dishes. Moreover, this fresh cheese contains only 16% fat while not losing its delightful taste. Available in a handy cup of 150g and suitable for the cheese counter as well as self-service.
Landana offers an extensive assortment of many tasty goat cheese specialties, made out of 100% naturel, pure Dutch goat’s milk. Read more>
Landana 1000 DAYS named one of Holland’s top cheeses!
Landana has been recognized with a bronze award at the International Cheese Awards. Landana 1000 DAYS gained a third place in the category “Best Dutch Cheese.”
The International Cheese Awards in Nantwich (England) is one of the largest cheese shows in the world, with 3,700 cheeses from 26 countries participating. Landana 1000 DAYS won over the jury with a full, intense but very refined taste, which reflects the D utch time-tested cheese makers’ tradition. This special cheese naturally ripens for at least 1000 days under perfect ripening conditions, which guarantee the best quality. The fine mineral and protein crystals are visible signs of its masterful maturation.
Landana 1000 DAYS is part of the Landana “Premium Quality Cheese” range. Landana is a delicious Dutch cheese of distinction, loved for its unique, creamy flavor, incredible quality and wide range of flavorful varieties. Landana cheeses are prepared using traditional of cheese making techniques that have been handed down from generation to generation; methodology has changed very little over time.
Landana 1000 DAYS is free of lactose and gluten.
New Landana cheese specialty!
A new variety in the assortment of Landana. Landana GREEN ASPARAGUS surprises with a nice, delicate flavor and tastefully connects Dutch cheese and fine asparagus. A very special dainty for every gourmet.
Landana is a delicious Dutch cheese of distinction, loved for its unique, creamy flavor, for its incredible quality and wide range of flavorful varieties.
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Landana lactose and gluten free
Did you know that all Landana cheeses, except for the soft goat cheese, are lactose and gluten free? Landana contains less than 0,1g lactose per 100g and no gluten. Therefore people with lactose or gluten allergies can also enjoy Landana!
Landana is a delicious Dutch cheese of distinction, loved for its unique, creamy flavor, for its incredible quality and wide range of flavorful varieties. Landana is also delightful as an ingredient. You can find the most delicious Landana recipes here.