Holland's Family Cheese: How it all Began
Marieke Penterman is making Dutch-inspired cheeses in the American Midwest. Penterman and her husband Rolf were both born to dairy families in the Netherlands - a country with a rich tradition for cheesemaking, but limited land. The Dutch duo set out for another land known for its cheese - Wisconsin - and founded Holland's Family Cheese.
One might expect a story of how she brought her skills from her homeland, where the variety of cheese was developed in the city of Gouda.
The truth, though, is that she learned to make cheese right here in Wisconsin. Her own recipe, however, has plenty of old world influence.