Anything older than 8months is considered mature in Gouda terms, so our 18months old Gouda certainly qualifies! Firm and fruity with a deep yellow colour , this waxed classic becomes granular at this stage of maturity.Small air pockets appear as the cheese looses its moisture, whilst its rich flavour intensifies.
What with? Put it on your cheeseboard or use it in the kitchen on pizzas or gratins.
A beer always goes with Gouda, but a well chilled crisp white wine like BANDA DORADA would really work too.