Types of white cheese
In 1992 Şerif Aktürk began with the production of feta cheese on a small location in Sliedrecht in The Netherlands. It soon became clear that this location was too small. In 1995 Özgazi moved southwards Etten – Leur, where 2,000 square meters was rented at the Nijverheidsweg. In Etten-Leur the company rapidly grew and mister Aktürk decided to buy the land and all buildings on the Nijverheidsweg 39 .
Of the millions of kilos of milk, approximately 75 million kilos in the past year, which is about 80% cow’s milk was processed into white cheese. Goat’s and sheep’s milk are also processed into soft cheese in brine .
We produce white cheese for some 18 private label holders who distribute the products worldwide; from Germany to Azerbaijan and from Australia to the United States. We are also constantly following product developments and if needed we implement certain changes in our production process. Next to that the products are marketed under our own brand or through the private label holders .
With a fully automated production line we produce about 250,000 kilos of cheese daily. Our company also developed advanced packaging lines for automated packaging of cheese in cans , pots and buckets of various sizes.
Cheese factory Özgazi stands for quality and also for focusing on sustainability. Several processors have been designed which regenerate heat and cold. Both the regenerative heat exchange and the released water in the evaporation process of the whey are re-used in the precleaning and the CHIP. This results in a considerable saving of about 80% on water use and energy consumption.
The company also ensures the coordination of quality assurance in the production of cans with partner Unimpack B.V.
Cheese factory Özgazi has obtained various certifications. These allow the company to demonstrate that it meets quality standards.