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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 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.


Blocks: cheddar is often packed in blocks weighing 20 kg.

Cartons: cheddar cheese can also be packaged in cartons weighing 20 kg.


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 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 can be used in various oven dishes such as lasagna, casseroles, or baked pasta dishes.

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.


Blocks: mozzarella is conveniently offered in blocks weighing either 9.2; 10; or 15 kg.

Cartons: mozzarella can be packaged in cartons weighing either 9.2; 10; or 15 kg.


Gouda cheese, named after the city of Gouda in The Netherlands, is renowned for its 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. We offer Gouda cheese that is typically aged between 3-7 weeks.

Industrial applications:

portioning, slicing, shredding and melting: gouda’s smooth texture and flavor make it an excellent choice for slicing, shredding and melting applications.

Ready-cooked dishes: gouda cheese enhances the taste and texture of ready-cooked dishes. It can be incorporated into a wide range of recipes, such as casseroles, quiches, and pasta dishes.


Blocks: gouda cheese is conveniently offered in blocks weighing 15 kg. These blocks ensure the preservation of the cheese’s quality and flavor.

Cartons: gouda cheese can also be packaged in cartons weighing 15 kg.

Wheels: gouda wheels are available weighting 4.5 kg or 12 kg.


Emmental cheese, widely recognized for its iconic holes formed during the cheese-making process, is known 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 is 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.


Blocks: emmental blocks are offered in different sizes, such as 12 kg, 15 kg, 42 kg, 60-80 kg, and 75 kg.


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.

When used in baked dishes, edam browns nicely and unlike gouda, edam exhibits reduced flow when melted. Edam cheese can be aged to various degrees, ranging from young to old.

Industrial applications:

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

Ready-cooked dishes: edam cheese can be used for ready-cooked dishes, enhancing their flavor and texture. It can be used in casseroles to quiches, and gratins.


Blocks: edam cheese is packed in blocks weighing approximately 15 kg.


Maasdam cheese is characterized by its distinctive holes or “eyes” scattered throughout the cheese. Maasdam compared to emmentaler has a higher moisture content, resulting in a softer texture.

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.

Ready-cooked dishes: maasdam 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 approximately 15 kg.

Wheels: maasdam cheese is also packaged in wheel formats weighing approximately 12 kg.

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 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:

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. For customized options for our pre-packed cheeses, please contact us to discuss the possibilities.