Old Amsterdam cheese was born in a special manner. In 1985, The Westland family of family business Westland Kaas wanted to develop a matured cheese. This had to be a cheese with a lot of crystals, but at the same time creamy and easy to cut. An independent research institute was hired for this. This search eventually resulted in an extensive process in which knowledge from other countries was combined with Dutch level-headedness. Old Amsterdam cheese is a cheese with an Amsterdam character: distinct. A cheese that stands out from the crowd in all areas. Nowadays Old Amsterdam is one of the biggest brands of family business Westland Kaas.