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.

recipes featuring Gouda

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

Similar Cheeses Edam, Mimolette



  • 1 soft cheese
  • 1 semi-soft cheese
  • 1 hard cheese
  • 1 blue cheese


  • Allow the cheese to come to room temperature before serving. It should take around an hour. Slice and arrange your cheese clockwise from mild to strong. Garnish with fruit, nuts and sliced baguette. 

Serves: 4