The word ‘Mop’ is regional language for cookie.
The Genuine Dalfsener Mop is baked with fine ground flour, butter from the Vecht valley and various herbs. After the dough has been kneaded, the cookies are placed on a baking tray by a special machine. An ingenious baking process guarantees the specific taste and odour that characterises the Genuine Dalfsener Mop.
The recipe of the Genuine Dalfsener Mop is a secret. The present baker, Van der Most Bakery, has signed a confidentiality obligation paper during the transmission by Frijling Bakery.
Centuries ago the Genuine Dalfsener Mop used to be sold mainly at fairs and markets; they are presently sold at the shops of Van der Most Bakery and various supermarkets in Dalfsen and surroundings. The tradition of buying and eating the Dalfsener Mop for diverse occasions is still followed. In earlier days the cookie was often merely bought to be given away as a present. Today people also buy the cookies for their own consumption.