THE FOUNDATION OF FLAVOUR

History

The founding of CSK by a group of enterprising Dutch farmers in 1905 became the groundwork for a series of success stories that grows longer and richer with every passing year. Flavourful stories about people sharing delicious, healthy products with other people.

CSK - Taste can build a bridge
  • 1905

    ESTABLISHMENT

    CSK, or the Cooperative Rennet and Colour Factory, was established by a group of enterprising farmers who wanted to set higher standards for rennet and colouring production.

    1905 ESTABLISHMENT
  • 1965

    CUSTOMER-DRIVEN AND INNOVATIVE

    CSK grew quickly, thanks to its innovation and focus on the customer. In 1965 CSK was among the first to market a plasticizer-free cheese coating product based on polymers. It represented a major improvement in the ripening process of semi-hard cheeses.

    1965 CUSTOMER-DRIVEN AND INNOVATIVE
  • 1975

    CULTURES

    A new leap forward! The introduction of Nizostar starter concentrates made cheese production processes a lot more controllable. The starter cultures also paved the way to applying flavour differentiations in fermented dairy products.

    1975 CULTURES
  • 1982

    OPENING OF THE PALLAS FACTORY

    In 1982 we moved to a new location in Leeuwarden to focus on the production of rennet, cheese coating and media.

    1982 OPENING OF THE PALLAS FACTORY
  • 1996

    INTERNATIONAL GROWTH

    In 1996 the cooperative was converted into a private company: CSK food enrichment BV. From then on, our international activities have steadily grown. For example, in 1998 we opened a branch in Poland and later one in the United States (among other places).

    1996 INTERNATIONAL GROWTH
  • 2005

    ROYAL

    In 2005, we were allowed to attach the predicate ‘Royal’ to our company name and to place a crown above our logo. It is a strong incentive to keep delivering on our reputation in the field of fermented dairy products.

    2005 ROYAL
  • 2012

    OPENING OF THE APOLLO FACTORY

    In Leeuwarden, again, we opened a new factory for cheese culture production. It is unique in the world and the driver of further growth for CSK.

    2012 OPENING OF THE APOLLO FACTORY
  • 2017

    A NEW ESTABLISHMENT ON THE WAGENINGEN CAMPUS

    CSK relocated its marketing, sales and R&D departments to the University of Wageningen’s campus in the Food Valley. Wageningen is the number one centre of expertise worldwide in agritech and food innovation.

    2017 A NEW ESTABLISHMENT ON THE WAGENINGEN CAMPUS
  • 2018

    TASTE CAN BUILD A BRIDGE

    In 2018, CSK freshly positioned itself in the market using the flavour phenomenon. Taste can build bridges between dairy products and markets, between consumers and brands. Taste can build a bridge.

    2018 TASTE CAN BUILD A BRIDGE