Royal FrieslandCampina is a multinational dairy company wholly owned by the dairy cooperative Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina, which has 14,391 member dairy farms in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. While it the cooperative produces many products, the company’s cheese division, originally Friesland Foods Cheese, is one of the oldest cheese producers in the Netherlands, now producing over 350,000t per year of various cheeses and has been a pioneer in Holland’s famous cheese culture.
The company was founded in 1879 and currently employs more than 19,000 personnel. Following the company’s 125th anniversary in 2004, the company was granted the royal charter from Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
Did you know?
•Chilled cheeses should be taken out of the refrigerator one and a half or two hours before serving to bring out its natural oil
•Consuming cheese after a meal is said to reduce the risk of tooth decay
•You need over 5½ litres of milk to produce 1kg of Dutch cheese