Grating cheese is something you probably have done sometime to enrich your pasta, homemade pizza or maybe your soup. But needing grated cheese on a large scale requires more than just spending hours and hours in the kitchen with a cheese grater. Enter Noordhoek Geraspte Kaas (‘geraspte kaas’ of course meaning ‘grated cheese’), one of the Netherlands’ larger professional cheese graters, situated in the town of Bodegraven and producing more than 15 million kilos of the stringy goodness annually. Noordhoek Geraspte Kaas started near the end of the last century when stallholders Tijmen Koelewijn and Cees Noordhoek joined hands. Cees already had 35 years of experience in the business of cheese.