The story of Old Amsterdam is a tale of passion and dedication. Lambert Westland had a clear mission to produce a cheese just as delicious as the mature cheese his mother always brought with her from the Jordan district of Amsterdam. That cheese was savory, slightly sweet, very smooth and creamy. After years of perseverance they finally discovered the unique recipe for this mature cheese which is a well-guarded family secret. This special cheese was given the name of Old Amsterdam, the word old relates to the mature flavor and to the traditional character of the cheese. It was officially introduced to the Netherlands in 1985 with a resounding success in domestic and foreign markets and has won many international prizes.