Smoked Gouda is a semi-hard to hard cow's milk cheese which is creamy and mild with a natural smoked flavor and rich musky aftertaste. The rind is typically brown rather than the yellow rind on the unsmoked version. Use smoked Gouda In recipes, or on a cheese board. Pair the cheese with a good quality beer or for wine lovers try a Bourdeaux.
Gouda was named after the Dutch town of Gouda, just outside Rotterdam. It accounts for more than 60% of the cheese produced in Holland and it has a very long history.
Smoked Gouda can be found in a well-stocked cheese section in most larger grocery stores. It can also be purchase at Trader Joe's as well as Whole Foods Market.