Historic Cheese Market

Saturday, august 31th, 2019

Imagine a cheese market in the early 1900s. What clothes did people wear, and which cheese making techniques did they use? Experience it yourself at our Historic Cheese Market!


Woerden’s cheese markets are widely known. During the cheese season you are welcome to  visit our weekly cheese market days, where we gladly introduce you to a variety of regional cheeses, like it has been for centuries! To keep history alive, we invite you to visit our annual Historic Cheese Market, where we will show you ancient cheese making techniques dating back to Roman times. On this particular day, you will see cheese carriages (‘kaasbrikken’) everywhere, and farmers and their wives wearing typical Rhineland costumes. Furthermore you can enjoy traditional tug of war games, and discover that the cheese has not lost its flavor over the years!