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Cheddar cheese, named after the village of cheddar in Somerset, England, has gained worldwide popularity as one of the most beloved cheeses. This cheese is made from pasteurized cow’s milk and is characterized by its yellow to orange-yellow color.

The production process of cheddar involves separating the curds and whey, after which salt is added to the curds. The curds are then kneaded and cut into cheddar blocks, allowing the remaining whey to drain. As cheddar matures, its flavor develops and becomes sharper over time. It is known for its relatively hard texture with a slightly crumbly consistency.

Industrial applications:

Processed cheese: cheddar is a popular choice for processed cheese manufacturing. Its flavor and texture make it suitable for blending with other cheeses to create delicious, creamy, and spreadable products.

Melted, shredded, grated, and sliced forms: cheddar is commonly available in forms that are easily melted, shredded, grated, or sliced. This versatility makes it ideal for use in a wide range of applications, such as toppings for burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, and salads.

Ready-cooked dishes: cheddar adds a rich and savory taste to ready-cooked dishes. It can be incorporated into various recipes, including casseroles, soups, sauces, and baked goods, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the dish.


Blocks: cheddar is often sold in blocks weighing 20 kg, providing convenience for large-scale industrial applications.

Cartons: cheddar cheese can also be packaged in cartons weighing either 20 kg. These cartons offer a protective and efficient way to store and transport the cheese, ensuring its freshness and quality.


Mozzarella, a cheese widely recognized for its use on various types of pizza and oven dishes, has its origins rooted in Italy. It is crafted using a unique cheese-making technique called pasta filata, which involves stretching the cheese to create its distinctive structure. Mozzarella blocks are made from pasteurized cow’s milk, ensuring quality and safety. With its characteristic texture, Mozzarella is highly versatile and is particularly well-suited for shredding and melting applications.

Industrial applications:

Shredded: mozzarella’s exceptional melting properties make it an excellent choice for the production of melted and shredded cheese products. It has the ability to melt to a creamy and stringy texture.

Oven Dishes: mozzarella brings a richness to oven dishes, enhancing their flavor and appeal. Whether it’s lasagna, casseroles, or baked pasta dishes, the creamy profile of mozzarella complements various ingredients and adds a satisfying mouthfeel.

Pizza and baking: mozzarella is renowned for being the essential cheese for pizza. Its meltability, mild flavor, and ability to develop a golden, bubbly crust when baked make it an ideal choice for pizza toppings. Additionally, mozzarella can be used in baking applications such as breads, rolls, and pastries, providing a cheesy indulgence.


Blocks: mozzarella is conveniently offered in blocks weighing either 9.2; 10; or 15 kg. These blocks provide ease of handling and portioning for industrial-scale operations.

Cartons: for efficient storage and transportation, mozzarella can be packaged in cartons. These cartons offer a protective and convenient solution to maintain the cheese’s shape during shipments overseas.


Gouda cheese, named after the city of Gouda in The Netherlands, is renowned for its delightful sweet and creamy flavor. It holds a prominent position among the most popular cheeses worldwide and is highly versatile, suitable for several purposes, such as slices, portions and shredding. Gouda cheese offers a range of aging options, from young to very old, with the taste intensifying and becoming sharper as the cheese matures. At our company, we mainly offer foil-ripened gouda cheese typically aged between 4-7 weeks, rather than naturally ripened cheese.

Industrial applications:

portioning, slicing, shredding and melting: gouda’s smooth texture and pleasant flavor make it an excellent choice. Whether it’s for use in sandwiches, salads, burgers, or as a topping for various dishes, gouda adds a rich and creamy dimension to it.

Ready-cooked dishes: gouda cheese enhances the taste and texture of ready-cooked dishes, bringing a delightful richness and creaminess to the final product. It can be incorporated into a wide range of recipes, such as casseroles, quiches, and pasta dishes, creating a harmonious flavor profile.


Blocks: gouda cheese is conveniently offered in blocks weighing 15 kg, providing ease of handling and portioning for industrial-scale operations. These blocks ensure the preservation of the cheese’s quality and flavor.

Cartons: gouda cheese can also be packaged in cartons weighing 15 kg. These cartons offer a protective and efficient solution for storage and transportation, maintaining the cheese’s quality until it reaches its destination overseas.


Emmental cheese, widely recognized for its iconic holes formed during the cheese-making process, is renowned for its slightly nutty flavor. Originally made in Switzerland, emmental is now produced in several countries, including The Netherlands, Germany, and France.

Industrial applications:

Cheese: emmental is commonly used as a standalone cheese, offering its distinctive nutty flavor and characteristic holey texture.

Melted, shredded, grated, and sliced forms: emmental’s melting properties, combined with its unique flavor, make it an excellent choice for melting, shredding, grating, or slicing. It can be used in a variety of dishes, such as sandwiches, pizzas, but also fondue.

Bakery: emmental is a popular choice in the bakery industry. It can be used as an ingredient in various baked goods, including bread, pastries, and savory treats. The cheese’s nutty flavor and meltability can elevate the taste and texture of these baked products.


Blocks: emmental blocks are offered in different sizes, such as 12 kg, 15 kg, 42 kg, 60-80 kg, and 75 kg. These blocks provide convenience for handling and portioning in industrial-scale operations.


Edam cheese, originating from The Netherlands, is a distinctive Dutch cheese known for its small spherical shape and characteristic red coating. Edam has a slightly lower fat percentage compared to gouda, making it a lighter option for cheese lovers.

When used in baked dishes, edam browns beautifully, adding an appetizing golden hue to the finished product. Moreover, unlike gouda, edam exhibits reduced flow when melted. This makes it an excellent choice for various culinary applications where a controlled melt is desired. Edam cheese can be aged to various degrees, ranging from young to old, resulting in a spectrum of flavor profiles to suit different preferences.

Industrial applications:

Melted, shredded, grated, and sliced forms: edam cheese lends itself splendidly to melting, shredding, grating, and slicing.

Ready-cooked dishes: edam cheese brings a delightful touch to ready-cooked dishes, enhancing their flavor and texture. From casseroles to quiches and gratins, the subtle nuances of edam’s taste profile harmonize seamlessly with other ingredients.


To meet the demands of the industrial sector, edam cheese is expertly packaged in blocks weighing approximately 15 kg. This packaging format ensures convenience in handling and portioning, catering to diverse production processes.


Maasdam cheese is characterized by its distinctive holes or “eyes” scattered throughout the cheese. This Dutch cheese boasts a nutty and sweet flavor profile. One notable difference between maasdam and emmentaler is that maasdam has a higher moisture content, resulting in a softer texture compared to emmentaler.

Industrial applications:

Melted and sliced forms: maasdam cheese is well-suited for melting, as its higher moisture content contributes to a smooth and creamy consistency when heated. It is commonly used in dishes that require melted cheese, such as sandwiches, paninis, and grilled cheese. Additionally, maasdam is often sliced for use in deli-style sandwiches or as a garnish for salads and charcuterie boards.

Ready-cooked dishes: the nutty and sweet flavor of Maasdam cheese enhances the taste and texture of ready-cooked dishes. It can be incorporated into a wide range of recipes, including casseroles, quiches, pasta dishes, and gratins.

Blocks: maasdam cheese is commonly packaged in blocks weighing mainly 15 kg. These blocks offer convenience for industrial-scale operations, facilitating handling and portioning.

Wheels: maasdam cheese is also packaged in wheel formats weighing approximately 12 kg. These wheels provide an attractive presentation and can be used for specific applications or for creating an appealing display in retail settings.

Pre-packed cheeses

At Cefetra Dairy, we offer the convenience of pre-packed cheeses, available in both loaf and slice formats. Our pre-packed cheeses are carefully cut and packaged to meet the specific needs of our customers.

Loaf format:

The pre-packed cheeses in loaf format are an excellent choice for those seeking versatility and ease of use. These cheeses are cut into uniform loaves, ensuring consistent portion sizes. Whether you require pre-sliced portions or prefer to slice the cheese according to your preference, our loaf format provides flexibility for various applications.

Slice Format:

For ultimate convenience, our pre-packed cheeses are also available in pre-sliced formats. These slices are precisely cut and neatly packaged. Whether you’re assembling sandwiches, burgers, or other dishes that require pre-sliced cheese, our convenient slice format saves time and effort in food preparation.

Customization and packaging options:

At Cefetra Dairy, we understand that every customer has unique requirements. Therefore, we offer customization options for our pre-packed cheeses, including weight, portion sizes, and packaging materials. Whether you need smaller retail packs or larger foodservice packs, we can tailor our pre-packed cheeses to suit your specific needs.