De Vlieland Cheese Bunker
On the highest dune of the Wadden Island of Vlieland, deep under the ground is a former drinking water bunker. Since 2015 we have used this bunker for the ripening of our special organic Vlieland Bunker Cheeses.
Due to the high humidity and nice cool temperature, the bunker has a unique micro climate, perfect for the ripening of our organic cheeses.
The best known of our cheeses is perhaps the Vlieland Seaweed Cheese. Hand harvested Vlieland Seaweed (Ulva Lactuca) is processed here, a delicious salty tastemaker.
Our bunker cheeses are made from organic cow’s and goat’s milk. These are aged between 2 months and more than 2 years in the bunker, a true delicacy.
The Vlieland cheese bunker is located on top of the ‘vuurboetsduin’, near the Vlieland lighthouse. From here you have a beautiful view of the Unesco World Heritage Wadden Sea.
Opening hours: Saturday 10.30-12.00, Wednesday 14.00-16.00
Tasting & guided tour:
Taste 7 types of cheese and descend, under the guidance of the cheese maker, into the bunker and learn everything about the ripening of our cheeses.
Every Tuesday* and Thursday 3.30 pm, every Saturday 1.30 pm (* only from May to October) (Translation in English, German and French available)
Workshop making fresh cheese:
Learn how you can make your own fresh cheese, flavoured with fresh herbs from your own garden. With the whey, the residual product, we bake our own bread in our wood oven. Dates: see website or ask at the VVV (tourist information). Register in advance.
Sign up: VVV Vlieland (opposite arrival boat) or online. Tel: +31 (0) 6-21511618
Cheese on Vlieland for sale at H’eerlijk Eten, dorpsstraat 14. Or from our online webshop: www.vlielanderkaasbunker.nl
De Vlielander Cheese Bunker