Marieke's Mature Gouda
Quick Overview :
Toeing the line between fresh cream and gentle caramel; Supple, firm yet pliable; The epitome of Dutch cheese craftsmanship, but made in Wisconsin.
Country of Origin: Wisconsin
Milk Type/Treatment: Raw Cow
Rennet Type: Traditional
The Flavor Experience
Of all of the Gouda we offer, including the ones from Holland, this is the most typical of what the Dutch would consume themselves. Extra aged varieties are made for celebratory occasions, or specifically to be exported to the American markets. This younger example is more reserved. A pleasant, milky sweetness persists throughout, and is dotted with sylvan notes of pine and flora, a result of the wood boards on which they are aged.
One of our favorite Wisconsin producers. Frankly, one of our favorite American producers. Marieke is the first name of the cheese maker, who moved to the United States the day after her wedding in Holland, and never looked back. Finding fertile pastures in Thorp, she set out to fulfill a lifelong dream of making great Gouda. In 2014, her lineup took 1st-4th place at the World Cheese Awards in the Gouda category, which says just about everything you have to say.
Pair with malty beers, Pinot Noir, dried fruit and roasted nuts.