Milk: Cows Milk
Named after the Dutch town of Gouda, just outside Rotterdam. It accounts for more than 60 percent of the cheese produced in Holland, and it has a very long history. Gouda is a traditional, creamery, hard cheese. It is round with a very smooth, yellow, waxed rind. The flavor is sweet and fruity. As time passes, the taste intensifies and becomes more complex. Mature Gouda (18 months plus) is coated in a black wax, which provides a stark contrast to the deep yellow interior. Gouda is considered to one of the worlds great cheeses. It is both a table cheese and a dessert cheese, excellent with fruit and wine. Gouda is now made globally in style similar to the creation of Edam.