stamp for kosher cheese

This stamp, which dates back to 1900, shows that the Freia dairy factory in the village of Veenwouden had Jewish customers for whom they made kosher cheese produced in accordance with Jewish food laws.

Stempel voor koosjere kaas van zuivelfabriek Freia in Veenwouden

Stamp for kosher cheese produced at the Freia dairy factory

There have never lived many Jewish people In Friesland. Since Ishmael Kistemaker was registered as the first Jew in the city of Franeker in 1539, the Jewish community has always remained comparatively small. Ultimately, the largest community settled in Leeuwarden. There was a synagogue, a Jewish school and a Jewish football club.

The letters OPRABB on the stamp stand for: approved by the Chief Rabbi.