The first Klaverkaas saw the light of day in 1977. A new tradition was born at the typical ‘stolpboerderij’ (traditional Dutch farmhouse built in the shape of a cheese-cover) in Winkel.
The cheeses of the Klaver family won the hearts of many a cheese lover in North Holland. At a high pace, shops in Alkmaar, Nieuwe Niedorp, Beverwijk and Heerhugowaard sprung up.
The cheeses of the brothers also began to gain a reputation outside the province. Through the wholesaler’s, the dairy products found their way from the North Holland countryside to the farthest corners of the Netherlands. This makes it impossible to imagine dairy departments without Klaverkaas these days.
In October 2001 Klaverkaas made a big step by moving into a new cheese factory. In this establishment the cheese makers are ready for a long future in store for the Klaverkaas family.
In 2002 the Klaver brothers started milking six hundred self-owned goats. This milk produces a very healthy product with a wonderful taste. Besides, the cheese is very reasonably priced. In addition to the existing types of cheese, the cheese makers experiment in abundance with promising new flavours.
Since 2001 the cheese sales have increased by 35 per cent each year. To be able to meet the ever growing demand from both home and abroad, Klaverkaas invested in a new production line. The second line, which was put into use in October 2004, led to a production increase of a maximum of 75 per cent.
As from January 2005, Klaverkaas has been bringing all their own goats to the company. With a large, luxury own stable, the goats have fine quarters. Moreover, this ensures that the Klaver brothers fully control the production of goat’s milk, which only helps the quality of the goat’s cheese.