A PERSONAL APPROACH FOR EVERY CUSTOMER

Get to know our international team. We’re passionate about making sure that consumers across the world can enjoy our stunning specialty cheeses, such as Prima Donna and Landana. We do this together. Together with our customers and together with a motivated and skilled sales and marketing team. We have a permanent team of specialists for every market and country.

And we know better than any other cheese company how to play a distinct role in every link of the supply chain. ‘From cow to supermarket shelf’. The power of differentiation is unique and gives us a lead in the market. We use our experience and knowledge to help every customer decide how they can best market unique brands and specialty Dutch cheeses. Our motto is retention and perseverance, and changing and adapting are in our blood.

Our bond with our sub-contractors, customers and business relations is essential for us.

IES VERLOOP

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR EXPORT

The world is our playing field. Our brand cheeses are distributed to our valued international partners in over 80 countries. And our long-term and intensive partnerships ensure continuity and growth. We surprise consumers across the world with our unique and special flavors. I’m proud of our cheese family and of our highly-motivated Sales and Marketing team that aims to make the difference for our customers, every day.
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DEVON DÜTZ

EXPORT MANAGER ASIA & MIDDLE EAST

The Asian market isn’t only a huge challenge because it’s home to the largest proportion of the world population, but also because it requires insight into the confines of Asian cultures. “Guanxi”, personalized social networks, play an extremely important role here and act as key to opening the doors to success within this continent. It’s all about “respecting” cultures and people.
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VINCENT SIERS

EXPORT MANAGER, EASTERN EUROPE

A key feature of my markets is that Dutch cheese is highly valued as quality cheese. That’s even better than having a PGI mark. Despite all the transport, documentation and payment challenges, in this market trust and the network really form the most important pillars. Our purchasers value our relationship, in which we offer them the space to grow.
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PAUL MUS

SALES MANAGER GERMANY

I’ve been working at Vandersterre since January 2006. Germany has traditionally been the most important export market for Vandersterre and we aim to serve everyone in Germany who sells or processes cheese. Germany is certainly not an easy market; the country is known for paying the lowest prices for foods in Europe and to achieve the best deal for Vandersterre we have to go that extra mile, every time.
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WILLIAM AVANCINI

SALES MANAGER LATIN AMERICA

The Latin American cheese market has a long history of traditional cheese. We face huge challenges in marketing our specialty cheeses, Prima Donna and Landana, in this region. However, that makes it all the more satisfying when customers clearly see the differences between the Dutch ranges and value the quality of our cheeses.
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HANS VAN DER HAAR

SALES MANAGER BELGIUM

Belgians enjoy the ‘good life’ and are true gourmets when it comes to food and drink. When you look at the total cheese range sold in Belgium, it’s clear that French and other foreign cheeses are more prominent than in the Netherlands. Our cheeses are also widely represented in Belgian shops and specialty stores, especially Landana Kruidenkazen and Slanke Anke. We’re currently focusing on conquering the Belgian market with Landana Jersey.
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“YOU DON’T JUST SELL CHEESE WITH YOUR BRAIN; YOU ALSO SELL IT WITH YOUR HEART”

JESSE BAKKER

JUNIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Although the Belgian market is quite close to home distance-wise it still has a completely different culture. This is really apparent in such things their laid back and amiable way of doing business. For me, it’s really interesting to learn in practice how to do business in a different culture.
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OLGA LANGERAK

EXPORT MANAGER

The cheese world is extremely diverse: flavors determine the market and luckily we’ve got so many great flavors to offer. Southern, Eastern or Northern Europe, North America and the offshore industry; all markets seeking different ranges and having different demands. Responding to local culture, the demands of today and tomorrow, customer contact and dynamics are what make this work and these regions a real challenge, every day.
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BERT KLEIN

CCO & SALES MANAGER SCANDINAVIA

As well as end responsibility for sales and marketing, I’ve been selling cheese with added value in the Scandinavian market for over 25 years. Prima Donna Cheese is now the best sold specialty Dutch cheese in Denmark and we need optimal focus to retain this leading position. We’re expecting more than enough challenges in the coming years in surprising the Nordic countries with our rich cheese traditions and our mouth-watering range.
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FEMKE NIJLAND

ACCOUNT MANAGER USA

It’s fantastic to be able to sell our stunning range of specialty cheeses in a market like the USA, because it’s a huge market (with 327 million inhabitants), specialty Gouda cheese is increasingly in demand and more and more people want to eat special cheeses. So, it’s an awesome challenge.
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JOHAN DIOPERE

COMMERCIAL REPRESENTATIVE BELGIUM

It’s great to be commercial representative for Belgium. After 25 years of operating independently in the ice-cream sector, I’ve since already clocked up some 10 years’ experience in the cheese world. Vandersterre is a fantastic and strong company with a huge range of quality Dutch cheeses, Landana and Boer’n Trots, and we’re introducing these to the Belgian market. Give them a try! The flavor is always a hit!
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RENÉ BUIJTENHUIS

MARKETING MANAGER INTERNATIONAL

Working with an enthusiastic team of people, we tell the story of great brands such as Prima Donna and Landana on the international markets. As Marketing Manager at “the cheese family” Vandersterre, this motivates me personally every day. As runner, I compare building a cheese brand to a marathon; it never just happens by itself, it’s generally a question of perseverance and the ones who work that bit harder than the rest will win in the end!
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