In 1915 ‘The Cooperative of Cheese producers’ was founded as cooperative to export full-cream cheese under the Government Quality label. Later the name changed into ‘De Producent’. The cooperative’s core mission is to strengthen the trading position of farmers. Prior to the foundation of the cooperative, farmers sold their cheese to traders conform market prices, sometimes below cost-price. Establishing the cooperative allows the farmers to receive a guaranteed purchase of their products against fixed compensation for the cheeses.
More than 100 years later, De Producent is still a cooperative of cheese farmers. It still guarantees purchase and fair pricing of cheese produced by its members. Within the cooperative, De Producent has a high number of permanent members. As a result, we are capable to offer a rich and tasty selection of cheese.