Sample the typical taste of Texel in the sheep’s cheese! Due to the ever-present sea breeze and dry, salty grass, the milk and thus the sheep’s cheese retains its authentic flavor. Our sheep’s cheese is made according to the old recipe and still carries the quality mark for cheese made on Texel for over four hundred years. In fact, sheep’s cheese is Texel’s oldest export product. Wondering how that tastes? You can find the full range in our web store!
Sheep and the island of Texel are inextricably linked. In fact, more sheep inhabit Texel than people! This is due to the fact that originally, the soil on Texel was not adequate and therefore unsuitable for grazing cows. The Texel sheep, however, have no issues with the shorter grass.
The flavor of Wezenspyk
THE CHARACTERISTIC SHEEP’S CHEESE
Sheep’s cheese from Texel sports a characteristic and unique flavor: zingy, slightly drier and salty. Wezenspyk features plenty of sheep, as well as lambs during some months out of the year. When the sheep are ready to be milked, they move to a farm between Den Burg and Oudeschild.
From Wezenspyk, you can walk the ‘Skéép en Lantskap’ (sheep and landscape) path. This trail starts at the farm and is around three kilometers long, winding past the Wezenspyk polder and dyke. On the way, you’ll come across a draw ferry across the canal. This short round trip is part of one of Skéép en Lantskap’s longer walking trails.
All about the Texel sheep
Discover everything about sheep farming on Texel and Texel history while you experience farm life. The sheep museum can be reached using the landscape path behind Wezenspyk Cheese Farm.
The Ark of Flavor
The Slowfood organization is committed worldwide to the production of authentic and local products. These products are characterized by their high quality and are produced in a manner that respects nature and our surroundings. Wezenspyk’s raw milk sheep’s cheese meets Slowfood’s strict requirements. In 2002, our sheep’s cheese was included in the Ark of Flavor: a special selection of only 28 Dutch products that feature a special story and their original flavor.