Shortly after the idea to start our milk sheep farm we came up with the name "De Westfriesedijk". The first land we leased was located in Medemblik. The land was part of the "Westfriese Omringdijk" often called the Westfriesedijk. The Westfriese Omringdijk (West-Frisian Circular Dyke) is a dyke system that protected the region of Westflinge, part of the historical region of West-Frisia. Westflinge is now commonly referred to as West-Frisia as the rest of historical West-Frisia assimilated with The Netherlands. A windmill called "The Shepherd" was located on the land. What's in the name?!
Our goal: Socially responsible production of high quality sheep cheese on a modern and sustainable company.