Gouda and Edam originated in Holland over 800 years ago. The name "Gouda" comes from a village in southern Holland. The town of Edam shares the same valley. In the early days of Dutch cheesemaking, cheesemakers wrapped Gouda for export in red cloth to identify the variety. Today, some Wisconsin producers carry on the tradition by covering the cheese with red wax or cellophane.
Whole milk variety with rich, buttery, slightly sweet flavor and smooth, creamy texture. Develops complex caramel flavor, firmer texture when aged. Dutch origin. Available Smoked or Plain.
Use smoked Gouda as a flavorful partner with grilled, sliced turkey or chicken in a hot sandwich. Gouda melts well and it’s great in casseroles. Layer fresh apples and slices of Gouda in a baking dish, sprinkle with sugar-cinnamon crumb mixture and bake.