Welcome to Veldhuizen Cheese
Since 2002, Veldhuizen Cheese has produced a variety of raw milk cheeses from cow and sheep milk.
Our skilled cheesemakers are intimately involved in a hands-on way with each batch of cheese. Our cheese has no artificial ingredients, flavors, additives, or preservatives.
Artisan cheese is made with expertise and heart.
Raw Milk Cheese
The milk used for cheesemaking is never heated above 100 degrees. This low temperature preserves all the natural enzymes and beneficial bacteria. The milk is never homogenized, pasteurized, or separated. On cheesemaking mornings the milk isn't even chilled- it is piped right into the vat and made into cheese!
We make over 60 wheels of cheese every week. Our personal touch goes into each one. The cheeses are expertly aged in a cave we built into the side of a hill. It is aged anywhere between two months and up to two years, and some beyond. Cheese loves high humidity and moderate temperatures. Each wheel is coated and labeled; or washed by hand with a brine until a natural rind is formed.
Only milk from our own herd of cows and flock of sheep that graze on our pastures is transformed into cheese at our on-farm creamery. Milking and caring for the animals is certainly more work than if we simply purchased milk for making cheese. But we have the satisfaction of knowing our cheese is made with the finest quality milk- which makes it all worthwhile.
I had the Caraway Cheddar at a local winery in Fredericksburg and LOVED it. I ordered some for Christmas and will continue to order it. It is my favorite.Jennifer McDermott
I use the Veldhuizen Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese in many dishes. I love the way it flavors our stone ground grits with a bit of spice and a lot of flavor. The Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese also sets off our Signature Half Pound Premium Gold Angus Burger cooked over the oak fire.
I also love the Redneck Cheddar...gets peoples' attention real fast...we make our pimiento cheese with it for the farmers market. Thanks for everything you do!Monica Pope