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 Hard, depending on age. And the taste goes from nutty to piquant depending on age
Wine Pairing Suggestions Beaujolais
Beer Pairing Suggestions Brown Ale, Doppelbock
Similar Cheeses Edam, Mimolette