The Dutch ambassador and his wife visit Hanan Hagaban’s fromagerie

Hello Everyone!

This morning, a special event was held in my fromagerie for the Dutch king’s day.

Reynoud, my neighbor and assistant, invited distinguished visitors to the fromagerie for tasting and a lecture about the Gouda cheese that we make here, in Moshav Herut.

The guests included about 20 Holocaust survivors of Dutch origin, the Dutch ambassador to Israel, the Dutch cultural attaché, and others.

At the event the guests tasted a variety of Gouda cheeses of different ages, two-months’ goat and sheep Gouda, goat Gouda with cumin aged for six-month, six-months’ sheep Gouda with salvia and sheep Gouda cheese aged for eighteen months.

We were honored by Ambassador William cutting the old cheese.

The guests loved the cheeses; a fact that was expressed in the amount of cheese purchased.

The ambassador purchased a considerable amount of cheese too.

As an Israeli Cheese-maker I felt for a moment as someone who sells ice to Eskimos …

I would like to thank Orna Green for taking the photos, and Reynoud for the explanations and the patience.

have a good day

Hanan the CheeseMaker