Gouda cheese is one of the most popular European cheeses worldwide, with its origins dating back to the medieval Netherlands. The name encompasses multiple cheese varieties produced in the Dutch manner.
Gouda is a semi-hard cheese traditionally produced from cow’s milk and then aged between 4 weeks and 36 months. The aging process dramatically influences the texture and the flavor, with young cheese being smooth and buttery, with mild and creamy flavor, and the further it’s aged, the grittier and crumblier the texture and more complex the flavor, with earthy, nutty, and caramel-like notes.
Gouda is sometimes smoked during the aging process, with smoked gouda cheese displaying a creamier texture and stronger, richer flavor.
Nowadays, it’s common to add new elements to gouda, enriching its flavor with ingredients like chili, jalapeno, or truffles, to give a new spin to an old classic. Whether you wish to stick to the classic flavors or try something new - rest assured, Yummy Bazaar stocks only the best cheese in our collection!