This gouda is born at the Cono cheesemaking plant in Northern Holland, where wheels are hand-selected and sent to Betty Koster at the L’Amuse cheese shop. There, Betty matures them to her own specifications, in an environment warmer than that of traditional gouda-aging facilities. This increased temperature during aging is one of many practiced techniques that brings out deep, complex flavors that otherwise take much longer to present themselves.
All the flavors that you want from a well-aged gouda are here: butterscotch, hazelnuts, bourbon—but there is an added savory layer of flavor that makes this particular gouda far more well-balanced than some of its counterparts. A meal within a wheel, if you will. Calls for port, stouts, & bourbon.
Country/Region: Beemster, North Holland, The Netherlands
Style: Gouda, Pressed
Milk Type: Pasteurized Cow's Milk
Age: 22+ months