If you visit the southern part of the county of Bentheim, you cannot really miss the cheese dairy farm in Samern/Schüttdorf. Since 1991, Dirk Dennemann has been producing raw-milk cheese from goat’s and cow’s milk on his farm, which has been owned by his family for 800 years. He produces a cheese that is unique in Germany. It is called “Von der Muh und der Mäh“ – “from the moo and the baa“ – and is, as the name suggests, made from cow’s milk and goat’s milk in equal parts.
When the qualified argronomist took over the farm, he realized that it would be difficult to survive economically with traditional farming methods. After two periods of work experience in France – in a goat’s cheese dairy and a cheese dairy that processes cow’s and goat’s milk – his decision was clear: with his cow herd and 6 goats to start with, he started his business. Today he has 100 goats and 25 cows and his products are well known way beyond Samern. Customers can buy his Grafschafter cheese in many regional and national farm shops and at the markets in Burgsteinfurt, Nordhorn, and Bad Bentheim. His customers like his products so much that they purchase them regularly via mail order.
Dirk Dennemann has been working with Slow-Food since the year 2000.
If “Muh und Mäh” has made you curious, just find your way to the farm shop and enjoy the cheese.
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Verkaufszeiten im Hofladen:
Montags bis Samstags von 9.00 bis 13.00 Uhr und von 14.30 bis 18.00 Uhr
Sonntags von 15.00 bis 18.00 Uhr (wann immer es möglich ist)