Brabander Goat Gouda is made from the pasteurized milk of Saanen goats in the Brabant region of southern Holland. The cheese is set in large wheels, wrapped in wax, and then taken to famed affineur Betty Koster at Fromagerie L’Amuse to be aged for a short (short for a gouda, that is) period of six months. This gouda has everything we love about a hard goat cheese: creamy and earthy. Yet, everything we enjoy in a gouda: a caramel-y finish.
Betty Koster founded Fromagerie L’Amuse in 1989 with her husband Martin. Their Amsterdam brand is a destination for cheese lovers, featuring rare, small-production Dutch gems. Betty’s deep, long-term connections with Dutch farmers, cheesemakers and opleggers (affineurs) has given her access to an unparalleled range of cheeses. She exports a handful to America exclusively through Essex St Cheese, which is how BKLYN Larder offers Brabander Goat Gouda to Brooklyn Cheesemongers.
Cheese.Country/Region: Brabant, Holland
Milk Type: Pasteurized Goat’s Milk
Age: 6 months