The history of Royal FrieslandCampina goes back more than 140 years and the company sells its products in over a hundred countries all over the world. The Rijksmuseum and FrieslandCampina bring the importance of dairy in the Dutch cultural history to the attention of visitors of the museum.
FrieslandCampina has - inspired by the Dutch masters in the Rijksmuseum - created a Holland Master Edam cheese. This cheese is available in the Rijks shop.Royal
“The Rijksmuseum has a wealth of works of art showing the Dutch history of dairy.”
Dairy is an important part of the Dutch food culture. It was and is an important source of energy, proteins, vitamins, and minerals.
Milk, butter, cheese, bread and barley porridge can also be found in the art of the Low Countries through the centuries. This is also proven by the rich art collection of the Rijksmuseum: from the famous Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer, the still lives with cheeses of Van Dijck to the polder landscapes with milk cows of the Haagse School painters such as Willem Roelofs.