Holland's most famous cheese,Gouda cheese has a mild, nutty flavor similar to Edam. Young Gouda has a more mild flavor and the cheese gets stronger as it ages. Gouda pairs well with Beer, dark breads and Red Wines.
There are Gouda cheeses made with pasteurized goat's milk. This cheese has a has a delicate, citrus tanginess with a firm but creamy texture. This version of Gouda pairs well with Chardonnay or even a heady Ale.
Good quality Gouda is not hard to find in the U.S. You should find it at your local well-stocked cheese shop. Trader Joe's typically sells a respectable version as does Whole Food's Market.
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