L'amuse Gouda

Sweet caramel layered with toasted nuttiness; Firm-but-creamy paste spotted with casein crunch; The reigning queen of aged Gouda, to which all others simply bow. Quick Facts Country of Origin: Holland Milk Type/Treatment: Pasteurized Cow Rennet Type: Traditional The Flavor Experience Exhibiting all of the crunch, bite and saltiness you expect from aged Gouda, but with a slightly creamier mouthfeel.  Roasted hazelnuts and caramel abound, with a lingering, complex finish. The Story Developed and matured by Betty Koster and her husband Martin.  Together, they are the unofficial ambassadors for real Dutch cheese.  Betty opts to mature this cheese at a higher temperature than normal, which helps keeps the moisture locked in the cheese, resulting in an unusually creamy paste for an aged Gouda.  Usage Tips Think bold reds like Bordeaux or Côtes du Rhône, or sweeter dessert options like Port.  Stunning with dark, malty beers like chocolate stouts or porter.  Either way, make sure you pair it with Black Lava Cashews.