Oh My Gouda is based on a Dutch Gouda recipe. It is a washed curd cheese aged 3 to 4 months. This sweet and nutty natural rind cheese is made with rich and creamy raw Jersey cow milk which imparts a smooth and buttery flavor. The milk comes from pastured Jersey cows that are bred and raised here at Cobb Hill by our dairy enterprise partners Cedar Mountain Farm. From May to September the herd grazes on pasture maintained without artificial pesticides or fertilizers. During the non-pasture season the Jerseys eat hay from our own fields and neighboring farms.
Named after the Dutch city it came from, Gouda varies greatly with age. Young gouda is typically consumed as a sandwich topping or snack, but aged gouda moves from a semi-hard to a hard cheese, as it develops crystals and caramel-like overtones.
Young cheese (4 weeks)
Young matured (8–10 weeks)
Matured (16–18 weeks)
Extra matured (7–8 months)
Old cheese (10–12 months)
Very old cheese (12 months and more)
Serve with sliced apples and a light-bodied beer or a crisp white wine.
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