Gouda (or ; from Dutch IPA: , or Goudse kaas [ɣʌudsə kaːs], "Cheese from Gouda") is a yellow cheese made from cow's milk. The cheese is named after the city of Gouda in the Netherlands, but its name is not protected. Gouda cheese is sold around the world.
Exported Gouda is usually the young variety (aged between 1 and 6 months, rich yellow in color and with a red or yellow paraffin wax coating). This cheese is easily sliced on bread with a cheese slicer. Exported Gouda has a pungent underlying bitterness, yet is still considerably creamier than other common cheeses, such as cheddar cheese or Edam cheese. Locally, old Gouda (aged between 12 and 18 months, orange-yellow in color and sometimes discernible by a black paraffin wax coating) can be obtained. This strong tasting cheese is hard and often too brittle to cut using a slicer, but it can be sliced by knife or served cut in cubes, with drinks. Smoked gouda which is a processed cheese and Leyden cheese are also popular variations.
Comparison of Physicochemical and Sensory Properties between Cholesterol-Removed Gouda Cheese and Gouda Cheese during Ripening
Dec 01, 2013; INTRODUCTION The Gouda cheese originated in Holland and was exported as early as 1600. Its name came from a village in southern...