Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm

Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm

Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Clara Maria Cheese Farm and Clog Factory is set in the pastoral polder landscape just southwest of Amsterdam. This historic 160-year old farm creates an inviting atmosphere for visitors to step back into old-world charm. The original barn has been charmingly transformed into the wooden shoe factory and the cheese making room, with a spacious, nostalgic gift shop that has a large variety of Dutch souvenirs. Visitors are welcome to drop in for a tour and to taste a variety of our delicious, freshly made cheese.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Charlotte Freeman
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom13 contributions
    Excellent, the real Holland (nothing commerical)!
    Had a very warming welcome by our guide Williem and wasn't expecting a one to one tour, then made my own clog with such excellent guidance. Then the Gouda Cheese which we tasted was gorgeous, but our favourites were the Italian Herbs and Heineken. Clara Maria looks nothing on the outside, as hence being a family-runned business, but the experience which we've had was very enjoyable.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 April 2023
  • Buttercup
    2 contributions
    Very entertaining
    We visited this as part of a trip with Shearings. The clog and cheese demonstration very informative and fun. Of course it's all about selling cheese and clogs and we bought some strong cheese. Being fans of strong cheese this was a disappointment sadly. Tasted like a stronger version of edam. It was also very dry.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 April 2023
  • mustanggt05
    Ipswich, United Kingdom23 contributions
    An adventure in Cheese.
    A very interesting place to visit, I had never seen cheese made or clogs for that matter so it was all very educational. The people who ran the farm business were passionate and professional and have done themselves proud. Would like to have met my fellow American but she was on a well earned family visit in the States. I enjoyed my visit and hope to go again one day. PS, the cheese is great too.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Samantha F
    1 contribution
    Cheese & Clog tour
    Very friendly family run farm, highly recommend a visit to see how clogs and cheese are made. The tour was really interesting even for my teenagers! The cheese tasting was the best bit, absolutely amazing. After the tour we was allowed to meet the cows and chickens. A really great experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 August 2023
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The Lucky Traveller 🧳
Antwerp, Belgium73 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Everything on this place is made to spend on souvenirs in a huge shop on double/triple the market price.
Stay away from this tourist trap!
Written 15 August 2023
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Samantha F
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
Very friendly family run farm, highly recommend a visit to see how clogs and cheese are made. The tour was really interesting even for my teenagers! The cheese tasting was the best bit, absolutely amazing. After the tour we was allowed to meet the cows and chickens. A really great experience.
Written 15 August 2023
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mustanggt05
Ipswich, UK23 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
A very interesting place to visit, I had never seen cheese made or clogs for that matter so it was all very educational. The people who ran the farm business were passionate and professional and have done themselves proud. Would like to have met my fellow American but she was on a well earned family visit in the States. I enjoyed my visit and hope to go again one day. PS, the cheese is great too.
Written 26 June 2023
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Cynthia U
Dallas, TX971 contributions
Jun 2023
As i grew up on a ranch in west Texas i am very familiar with cows, calves, and chickens. we had arranged a small tour but were combined with a tour of 53 so it was really crowded and pretty warm. the clog making used one of the tourists which made for a good show. the line to taste cheese was very long and the check out line even longer. with four tour buses and mother's picking up from a children's party we were blocked in for quite awhile. Some organization of groups, cars, buses is in order.
Written 21 June 2023
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Buttercup
2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
We visited this as part of a trip with Shearings. The clog and cheese demonstration very informative and fun. Of course it's all about selling cheese and clogs and we bought some strong cheese. Being fans of strong cheese this was a disappointment sadly. Tasted like a stronger version of edam. It was also very dry.
Written 25 April 2023
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Charlotte Freeman
Bournemouth, UK13 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Had a very warming welcome by our guide Williem and wasn't expecting a one to one tour, then made my own clog with such excellent guidance. Then the Gouda Cheese which we tasted was gorgeous, but our favourites were the Italian Herbs and Heineken. Clara Maria looks nothing on the outside, as hence being a family-runned business, but the experience which we've had was very enjoyable.
Written 23 April 2023
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Susan R
4 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
What a wonderful experience it was visiting this charming farm and clog factory. Run by a very engaging couple, you could tell they love what they do. Katrina explained the cheese making process from milking the cows to coating the finished product in a protective layer of wax. Kees-Jan walked us through clog making from a freshly cut chunk of wood to a shaped and hollowed out clog, made on a century old machine. I especially loved the gift shop! I found the prices very reasonable. I would definitely come back!
Written 16 April 2023
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maryanne Smith
York, UK4 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
Dissatisfied with the afternoon. I paid to learn about cheese not how you met, had children, grandchildren. This has nothing to do with cheese…. And the clog making was dull, it wasn’t clog making it was clog copying. All in all they just want to get you into the overpriced gift/cheese shop. I wouldn’t waste your time.
Written 27 March 2023
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Tia J
Wiesbaden, Germany29 contributions
Sept 2022 • Family
We came at 9:30 am on a Monday and there was only one bus and a few cars there. We bypassed the tour group and got an explanation of the cheese making process followed by a complimentary tasting. Then we went out back to see the baby cows! The cheese prices are very reasonable and they have souvenirs from 2€. A very nice small farm. I highly recommend it!
Written 5 September 2022
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Amy H
Chesapeake, VA290 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Such a wonderful, family run business. Thank you for sharing your process and farm with my family today. We loved tasting the Gouda and seeing the baby cows 💕
Written 6 August 2022
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