The cheesemarket in Gouda takes place between April and August in front of the town hall of Gouda and the cheese-scales-building. Gouda is famous for its typical dutch cheese. Cheese from Gouda represents about 60% of the whole dutch cheese production. The cheesemarket in Gouda (together with the market in Edam) is one of the last real cheesemarkets in the country. Even it was adjusted for tourists, it still serves the original purpose: an opportunity for the local farmers to bring their cheese to market.