The thirteen members of the NZO process milk in 40 locations throughout the Netherlands. The dairy is produced into a wide range of dairy products: from dairy drinks, baby & infant food, cheese and desserts to ingredients for the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector.

Arla Foods B.V.

Arla Foods B.V.’s mission is to make natural dairy products accessible to everyone. The company’s dairy production respects people, animals and the environment.

Arla Foods B.V. provides the Netherlands with fresh dairy (milk, buttermilk, yogurt, custard, etc.), extended shelf life dairy, coffee creams, cheese and butter. It is home to a diverse range of strong brands, including Arla, Castello, Lurpak, Melkunie, Milk & Fruit and Breaker.

Arla Foods B.V., based in Nijkerk, came from Friesland Foods Fresh, and since May 2009 has been part of Arla Foods AmbA in Denmark, a dairy cooperative of around 12,000 dairy farms in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, the UK, Belgium and Luxembourg. Arla is the largest producer of biological dairy in the world. Fresh dairy, butter, cheese and cooking products are the four major product groups at Arla.

The Netherlands is one of Arla’s core markets. Arla Foods B.V. is number 2 in the Dutch fresh dairy market, and it plays an important role in Arla’s plans to leverage fresh dairy in its growth across Northern Europe.

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Ausnutria produces and sells its own brand of infant formula from both cow’s and goat’s milk. For the business market, it also offers private label production of infant formula and the production and sale of dairy ingredients.

The company wants to contribute to the availability of healthy and nutritional infant formula so that parents and caregivers using formula have access to high quality products.

Ausnutria’s headquarters are in Heerenveen. The company has additional production facilities in Kampen, Leeuwarden and Ommen. The company focuses on the global market, including China, which is home to its partner and shareholder Ausnutria.

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Royal A-ware

Royal A-ware, a Dutch family business, is specialized in producing, maturing, cutting and packaging cheese and other fresh food products. Together with its chain partners, it works to build shorter, more profitable agrifood chains. Royal A-ware invests in sustainability, its surroundings, and in the welfare and development of its employees.

Royal A-ware sees annual revenues of around EUR 1.1. billion and has 2,200 employees.

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Royal Bel Leerdammer

420 enthusiastic colleagues work at Royal Bel Leerdammer towards the success of Leerdammer®. They do this from the production locations in Schoonrewoerd, Dalfsen and Wageningen. On average, about 70,000 tons of cheese come off the conveyer belts. That means around 700 million kilos of milk from around 1300 dairy farms. 16 transportation companies make sure that this milk is picked up and brought to the factory. Most of the cheese goes to Germany, Italy and France, but Leerdammer is for sale in no less than 27 countries. Since 2002, Leerdammer® has been part of the international Bel Group and is proud of its position as one of the 5 core brands of the group.

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CONO Kaasmakers

With real attention for people, nature and the environment, CONO Kaasmakers aims to make the most delicious cheese according to its own, unique craftsmanship in taste and texture.

The cooperative wants to become a leader in socially responsible entrepreneurship, and strives for an honest margin across the entire chain.

CONO Kaasmaker’s cheese factory is located in the center of the Beemster, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here its cows graze four meters below sea level, on fertile soil of blue clay. From their milk, CONO cheese is made, including Beemster cheese, the leading brand of the company.

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DOC Kaas

DOC Kaas is a major link in the cheese chain. It is a cooperative that serves and guides the entire chain, from cow to consumer.

This chain is located entirely on the same premises: the Dairy Park in Hoogeveen. A cheese factory, a whey factory and warehouses bring all links in the chain together, making growth and differentiation possible. DOC Kaas produces natural cheeses, sliced cheese and high quality ingredients for human and animal diets.

As a cooperative, it is DOC Kaas’s strategy, together with its members, to respond to the effects of European guidelines regarding export, competition and the milk prices, which are under pressure. DOC Kaas has 1,100 members and processes around 1 billion kilograms of milk.

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Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.

FrieslandCampina is one of the largest dairy companies in the world with a cooperative tradition of more than 150 years. The company processes the milk from dairy farms into a wide range of dairy products and ingredients. This way, FrieslandCampina every day provides hundreds of millions of people throughout the world with valuable nutrients from milk.

Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. is fully owned by Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A., with 15,137 dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany as members. Through the cooperative, these member dairy farmers own and supervise the company. Together with its member dairy farmers, FrieslandCampina manages the entire production chain: from grass to glass.

FrieslandCampina provides consumers with dairy products, such as milk, yoghurt, condensed milk, dairy-based beverages, cheese, butter, quark, and cream. The dairy company supplies specific nutrition to specific consumer groups, such as children, the elderly, and sportspeople. Professional customers, such as bakers, pastry chefs, chocolate confectioners, chefs, and caterers can rely on FrieslandCampina for a broad product range, including creams, butters, desserts, and fillings. In addition, the Company supplies high-quality ingredients to international food producers and pharmaceutical companies.

In 2022, 9,927 member dairy farms in the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium supplied over 9.5 billion kilogrammes of milk for processing into dairy products and ingredients. FrieslandCampina has branches in 30 countries and exports to more than one hundred countries worldwide. In 2022, FrieslandCampina employed an average of 21,715 employees (FTEs).

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De Graafstroom

De Graafstroom is a producer of naturally matured round and square Gouda cheese located in Bleskensgraaf. Each year, it processes around 390 million liters of milk. Since 2009 the dairy factory has been owned by DeltaMilk, a cooperative of 150 dairy farms.

Passion and craftsmanship are the priority of the employees of De Graafstroom. They make optimal use of the milk in order to produce cheese in a sustainable way. A portion of the energy released during this process is recycled.

De Graafstroom believes that it is important to contribute to the conservation of our planet. On the basis of good custodianship, the company has worked towards a sustainable future since its founding in 1908.

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Hochwald Foods Netherlands

Hochwald Foods Netherlands is a part of the Hochwald cooperative, one of the large milk processers in Germany. Its location in Bolsward produces sweetened condensed milk in small and large packaging, sterilized cream in small packaging, and ready-to-drink products (iced coffee, flavored milk beverages). The Dutch company is heavily focused on export. As a producer of food for daily consumption, Hochwald is committed to protecting resources and the environment as much as possible.

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Cheese factory Henri Willig

Cheese factory Henri Willig prepares, packages and delivers first-class specialty cheese. In addition to trusted matured cheeses from regular and biological cow’s, goat’s and sheep’s milk, the company offers a broad range of herb cheeses. Willig is the leading supplier of Baby Gouda in various types.

The company was founded in 1974 when Henri Willig and his wife Riet expanded their dairy farm De Jacobshoeve in North Holland and added a cheese factory and store. Since then, the company has also added a production facility in Heerenveen and farms in Katwoude, Volendam, and on the Zaanse Schans. Nearly one million tourists visit the Zaanse Schans each year to learn about the craft of cheese making.

The cheese is delivered to its own Cheese & More by Henri Willig stores in and around Amsterdam. The company also exports cheese to 25 countries worldwide.

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Rouveen Specialty Cheeses

Rouveen Specialty Cheeses is considered one of the most versatile cheese producers in Europe. The cooperation processes various types of milk from her member dairy farmers into the most diverse cheese specialties.

Using their program Duurzaam Rouveen – which is about sustainability – they work together with their member farmers and employees on a cooperation that can be continued by the next generation, as is done with the previous generations. Over 100 years of craftsmanship on an unique location with delicious and fair cheese specialties!

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Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods

As a Dutch producer of milk powders, Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods supplies tomorrow’s nutritional products and ingredients today. These are dairy-based and plant-based alternatives. The products are used for a healthy glass of milk, and as an ingredient for specific applications such as infant nutrition and medical nutrition. In addition, the milk powders are a high-quality ingredient for the food industry, for example for chocolate, ice cream and dairy products.

Vreugdenhil has locations in Nijkerk, Gorinchem, Putten, Scharsterbrug and Barneveld. The company processes more than a billion kilograms of milk per year.

Thanks to years of experience, Vreugdenhil, together with dairy farmers, suppliers, employees and customers, makes a difference for millions of people around the world. Care for tomorrow.

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In 1935, the first bottle of Yakult, a fermented milk drink with unique bacteria, was produced in Japan by the scientist Dr Minoru Shirota. It was introduced in Europe in 1994. Now, over 40 million people enjoy Yakult products every day, across 40 countries and regions around the world. Yakult Europe is Yakult’s European headquarters and production site, located in Almere.

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