If you've enjoyed our Giving Gouda, we think you'll LOVE our new Gouda Riserva! Aged for 3 months in our aging cave, this version is firmer with a great, sharp flavor. It's already a huge hit with our staff!
While you may think of Gouda and picture the red wax-coated form in the supermarket, the term "Gouda" refers more to the style of cheesemaking than the actual cheese. Similar to our Gouda-style beer cheeses, this is a "washed curd" cheese, but rather than washing the curds in beer, these are washed with water. This helps remove extra lactose, resulting in a sweeter and more mild cheese. The curds are then pressed into a round mold and brined for 3 days before spending 3 months in our aging cave.
(Note: 1lb. portion may be made up of 2-3 pieces)