Sheep products have been an important export product for Texel for centuries. Wool is sold all over the world, the lamb is highly regarded by culinary connoisseurs and the sheep cheese has won several national awards.
Texel lamb is known for its particularly tender and unctuous taste. The flavour of real Texel lamb is excellent because of the natural conditions, such as the fresh sea air. The lambs traditionally graze in the Texel meadow for at least 100 days.
Want to buy lamb? You can buy lamb meat from various butchers and the farm shops of Schapenbedrijf De Waddel, Boerderij Hoogvliet, De Hoge Kamp, Schapenboerderij Texel and Hoeve Vrij en Blij. Always on the menu at Taveerne De 12 Balcken, Restaurant Vogelhuis Oranjerie and BOSQ, among others.
Sheep's cheese has been made on the island since the 16th century. Kaasboerderij Wezenspyk, Scheepfarm De Waddel and Hoeve Vrij en Blij milk their sheep and make cheese on the farm. The cheeses from these farms are available in their own farm shop and in various shops on the island. You can also find the cheese on the menus of Texel restaurants, such as at Boerderij Eethuis Catharinahoeve, Strandpaviljoen Paal 9 and Het Schoutenhuys.
Have you not yet heard of the wonders of Texel wool? Due to its special properties, it is used for all kinds of products. High-quality duvets, mattresses and pillows are made at the Texelwool duvet factory.
Have you ever noticed how well-groomed the hands of sheep farmers look? Wool naturally contains lanolin, a wool fat with nourishing properties. Using lanolin as a main ingredient, De Noordkroon has developed a line of cream and ointment. Sheep's milk is rich in healthy fatty acids and proteins.
On Texel they are everywhere in the pasture: half sheds. They are built according to an age-old tradition and called sheep barns on Texel. Curious about
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