Summer has started, the sky is blue and we enjoy the tastiest blue cheese! Did you know that blue cheese pairs perfectly in summer salads, as a base for sauces or simply as a spicy enrichment on a cheese plate? Landana BLUE is pleasantly piquant due to its blue marbling and Landana goat cheese BLUE has a mild taste with piquant Dutch blue mold. Both cheeses are naturally low in lactose (<0,1g/100g), gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians.
Now available: Landana GREEN ASPARAGUS
This temporarily available cheese specialty surprises with a delicate taste and combines Dutch cheese with fine pieces of asparagus. A unique combination for every foodie. Landana GREEN ASPARAGUS, awarded in its "best cheese of the season" segment, is now available in both cheese wheels and pre-packed.
Landana: now also available on self-service shelves as packaged slices
Enjoy Dutch cheese art, prepared according to age-old tradition, yet with a very contemporary flavour. The familiar and trusted Landana Cheese we’re used to seeing on the counter, is now also available as packaged slices on self-service shelves. Landana is offering a complete range of Dutch cow’s and goat’s cheeses right away, including the indispensable Gouda cheese and specialties such as Olives & Tomatoes. The striking new packaging design combines Landana’s brand values and authentic Dutch quality. Click here to read more.
Landana Organic wins Gold and Silver in the Global Cheese Awards
Bodegraven - Two Landana products won awards at the Global Cheese Awards. Landana Organic OLD won the “Organic cheese overseas only” category and Landana Organic Goat Cheese MILD was distinguished with a silver in the “Goat milk cheese hard pressed” category. The cheeses were assessed on flavour, aroma, consistency and appearance.
Landana Organic is the organic cheese speciality from Holland, made exclusively from pure, organic milk produced by Dutch cows and goats. The cheese is a response to the growing demand for organic produce and is valued by many for its pure and creamy flavour. It is produced from natural, pure milk and contains no artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives. The Landana Organic cow milk cheese range comprises MILD and OLD cheeses, both exclusively produced using meadow milk. Landana Organic Goat Cheese MILD only uses milk from Dutch goats and is naturally lactose-free. All cheeses are also gluten-free and are suitable for vegetarians.
Global Cheese Awards
The Global Cheese Awards is one of the world’s oldest cheese shows. At this 2019 event, which took place at the West Woodlands Showground in the UK, cheeses from across the world were assessed according to flavour, aroma, consistency and appearance.
Landana Jersey OLD receives award in ‘Best New Dairy Product’ category
Bodegraven - Landana Jersey OLD has received an award at the prestigious International Cheese & Dairy awards. As the only Dutch cheese in the top three, the cheese can proudly call itself ‘Best Dutch cheese of 2019’. The cheese was assessed on flavour, aroma, consistency and appearance, receiving the bronze award within its category.
Pure and creamy
Landana Jersey OLD is made from special non-skimmed milk from Dutch Jersey cows. The Jersey cow is unique and is one of the oldest pure breeds, producing creamy and pure milk. This makes Jersey cheese particularly flavoursome. Landana Jersey OLD is made according to a traditional cheese maker’s formula, and is naturally matured on wooden shelves for at least a year. Its rich, fully-matured and particularly creamy flavour makes this cheese truly distinct. It is also free from colourings and flavourings, contains no preservatives and is entirely vegetarian. In addition to Landana Jersey OLD the range also includes Mature and Mild versions.
International Cheese Awards
The International Cheese Awards is one of the world’s biggest cheese shows. The 2019 Awards, which took place in Nantwich in the UK, assessed over 5,000 cheeses from 30 countries spread across various categories. Landana Jersey OLD was judged by an international jury as the world’s number 3 in its category.
Landana introduces Goats’ cheese WALNUT & FIG
Goats’ cheese with fig and walnut may be a classic combination, but these ingredients have never actually been added to a goats’ cheese. Landana’s new goats’ cheese is slightly mature and made of goat milk from Holland. During the traditional production process, real chunks of walnut and fig are added to the curd, imparting it with a unique flavour profile. After maturing on wooden boards for about six weeks, the cheese develops an ideal taste. Landana Goats’ cheese WALNUT & FIG is a delicious addition to any cheeseboard and a terrific ingredient in hot and cold dishes.
Open Jersey Farmers Day
The open Jersey Farmers Day last weekend was a great success! Visitors could meet the Jersey cows, enjoy the milk and cheese tastings and have a good time with all kinds of other activities.
NEW: Landana Jersey Gouda OLD
New in the Landana Jersey assortment: Landana Jersey Gouda OLD - with a sensational, rich, extra matured and creamy flavor. The cheese is made from the full, unskimmed Dutch Jersey milk and naturally matured for at least 1 year on wooden shelves. Due to the unique consistency, the old Jersey cheese is still very easy to cut. Fine salt and protein crystals in the cheese are a sign of perfect ripening. In short: DIFFERENT cow, DIFFERENT milk, BETTER Gouda!
Landana Jersey Gouda OLD is made from the full, unskimmed, natural Dutch Jersey milk. The flavor is rich, extra mature & creamy. This gouda is traditionally matured for 1 year.
Furthermore Jersey Gouda is free from artificial colorings, flavorings and preservatives, suitable for vegetarians and lactose-free due to natural ripening (lactose <0.1 g / 100 g).
Read more at www.LandanaJersey.com
Watch the new Landana Organic movie
Discover the art of organic cheese making in the new movie of Landana Organic Gouda, the first and best USDA certified organic Gouda cheese from Holland!
Click here to follow Landana Organic Gouda at YouTube.
Visit our Landana Jersey Gouda website
We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! Our Landana Jersey Gouda website is now live! Take a look at www.landanajersey.com.
Discover a DIFFERENT cow, DIFFERENT milk and BETTER Gouda!
The benefits of Landana USDA organic cheese
The USDA sets very high standards for dairy farmers to be able to label their products as Organic Cheese. USDA Organic Cheese is considered by some to be superior in quality, health and taste. All animal feed is certified organic, meaning all-natural.
Milk producing animals are not given antibiotics and their diets is sourced from organic pastures. Organic cheese is free from artificial coloring or flavoring.
NOW AVAILABLE: Landana Grass-fed Holland Gouda cheese
Landana’s limited edition Grass-Fed Gouda is available once a year. Traditionally made from the first milk of Dutch cows grazing on the bright, fresh grasses of Spring. With an extra creamy taste and smooth texture.
Traditionally made and ripened on wooden shelves. Delicious to pair with sandwiches, salads and pale ales.
The impact of Dutch soil on Gouda cheese
The taste and texture of Landana Organic cheese is largely dependent on the quality of the cows' organic nutrients of their natural environment. What's so special about organic cheese from Holland, is that this little country has many different terroirs and it is exactly those that determine the taste. The Dutch terroirs yield grasses that are more fertile, rich, thicker and longer than others, giving the produced milk for Landana Organic cheeses an especially sweet and creamy quality.
The Dutch cows have not been given growth hormones or antibiotics and they have a good and comfortable life. This results in the best quality of organic milk that is used in the process of making Landana USDA organic Gouda cheese.
Landana GOAT cheese TRUFFLE new in the Landana assortiment
Truffle and goat cheese is a delicious paring. Both like to dominate with earthy flavors and rich textures. Landana GOAT cheese TRUFFLE is a Dutch specialty cheese with real pieces of the finest black truffle, an old world gourmet delicacy. The cheese is made from full, creamy milk and has a delicate, creamy flavor.
The cheese is naturally ripened for at least six weeks on wooden shelves. The result is a creamy, full flavor with the exclusive truffle aroma ensuring a unique taste experience.
Click here to read more about Landana GOAT cheese TRUFFLE.
Landana Organic MILD awarded with GOLD!
An amazing start of 2018: the specialty cheese Landana ORGANIC MILD have received a golden DLG award! DLG is an independent German organisation for agriculture and food research. The DLG experts evaluate the cheeses on their taste, consistency, aroma and appearance. The DLG field experts awarded the excellent quality of Landana Organic MILD with 98,60 of the 100 points.
The art of ripening Landana cheese on wooden shelfs
Landana provides the consumer with the traditional art of Dutch cheese making. Landana cheeses are naturally ripened on wooden shelfs in cheese warehouses in the Green Heart of Holland, a typical Dutch area with windmills, cows, green pastures and traditional crafts. The cheese master continuously turns the cheeses by hand until they have acquired the quality expected of a Landana cheese.
The use of wooden shelfs for ripening Landana cheeses are essential in moisture exchange and in defining the final texture and flavor of the cheese. Wood regulates the cheese ripening micro flora and the humidity of the ripening area.
The role of wood is crucial in the balance of hydration and drying of cheese, which is subsequently important for the development of the expected microbial ecosystem on the rind. Because of their porosity, wooden boards can both absorb and release humidity depending on the circumstances. In an environment that is too dry, they help to maintain humidity levels and prevent damage to the cheese from desiccation.
Different cow, different milk, BETTER GOUDA!
Landana introduces a unique new Gouda, made of full milk of a special cow: the Jersey cow. The meadow milk of these cows is naturally rich in proteins and minerals and has a full and creamy taste. Taste the difference and enjoy Landana Jersey Gouda from Holland.
Landana Jersey Gouda is made from 100% all-natural milk of Dutch Jersey cows. The Jersey cow is a purebred cow. The meadow milk from these friendly light-brown Jersey cows is truly something special. Dutch Jersey milk is easy to digest and contains more nutrients than conventional cow’s milk. Jersey milk is rich in protein and healthy fats, such as Omega 3, and has twice the vitamins and minerals as conventional milk. Taste the difference in the creamy, smooth Landana Jersey Gouda.
The whole Jersey milk is not standardized or skimmed and goes straight from the cow into the cheese. This gives Landana Jersey Gouda its full, rich taste. Landana Jersey Gouda contains less salt and is lactose-free and 100% natural, so it contains no artificial coloring, flavoring or preservatives, and it is suitable for vegetarians.
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.
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.
Click on this link to go to the Landana Facebook page and like Landana!
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.
The use of wooden shelfs for ripening Landana cheeses are essential in moisture exchange and in defining the final texture and flavor of the cheese. Wood regulates the cheese ripening micro flora and the humidity of the ripening area.