Gouda is by far one of the most popular cheeses in the world. It originated in the Netherlands and was first recorded being produced around 1284 (approx.) making it one of the oldest cheeses in the world. It is a nutty, semi-soft cheese, and is made with pasteurized cow’s milk.
The mild gouda from Kroon is a delicious gouda. It follows a stringent production process using only the freshest milk and ingredients. It is allowed to mature for 4 weeks, giving it a mild aroma and palate as well as a semi-soft texture. It is nutty, sweet, and promotes strong notes of butter and milk. It has a slight sharpness to it that is quite subtle, but altogether pleasant and delicious.
Gouda is a rather versatile cheese. It can be used in a variety of dishes, from pasta and steaks, to salad and soups. It is also perfect as part of a cheese plate, and is equally delicious when enjoyed on its own.
Cheeses (except brined ones in jars) should be stored in the crisper or the butter drawer of a refrigerator, not on the shelves themselves. This is to help regulate their temperature and humidity levels—and prevents the formation of mold. Once opened, they should not be kept in their original packaging. Soft cheeses with delicate rinds need to breathe, so they are best placed in glass containers lined with paper towels to absorb extra moisture. Leave the lid open a tiny bit for air to circulate and don’t forget to write up a label with the date you first opened the package. Kindly pay attention to the best before date label when you receive your cheese. Consume prior to date indicated.