De Graaf cheese farm
Quality artisanal cheese made from fresh raw milk from our own cows.
The De Graaf family runs their cheese farm on the Buitenkerk in Bodegraven with great fun and passion since 1928. Currently the third and fourth generation are working on the farm. Since 1995 Irma and Gerrit are the proud owners and their son Adriaan wil take over in the future.
On the farm around 100 cows are milked twice a day. In summer the cows graze on the lush meadows and in winter they stay indoors in their new and sustainable barn.
Enter the farm shop via the porch where the farm vending machine has recently been set up, and it’s like stepping back in time.
In the authentic shop only genuine farmers cheese is sold. It’s made by Gerrit and Irma using the milk from their own cows.
Want to know what it’s like to milk a real cow? Why not spend an hour working with the farmer? During your visit, you’ll learn all about the process and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look. The interaction and interesting stories of the farmers make the visit fun for all ages.
Cheese Valley, a unique area in the middle of the Groene Hart region. It is made up of four municipalities with special stories and experiences and, above all, it’s the heart and origin of real cheese, Holland’s yellow gold. Listen to the story below.
Made possible with support from the province of South Holland.