This Dutch delight is so popular that it accounts for nearly 60% of the world's cheese consumption. It has a complex, nutty flavor, smooth texture and pairs as well with a cold beer as it does with wine.
Origin The Netherlands
Production & Aging It can be matured between 3 and 18 months.
Appearance Gouda is shaped into a small smooth, glossy wheel, with a convex sides, with a diameter of 26 to 30cm, a thickness if 7.5cm and a weight of 3 to 5cm. The pâté is compact without holes.
Taste & Texture to hard, depending on age. And the taste goes from nutty to piquant depending on age.
Wine Pairing Suggestions Beaujolais, Côtes du Rhône
Beer Pairing Suggestions Brown Ale, Dopplebock
Similar Cheeses Edam, Mimolette