Meyer Vintage Gouda is very popular cheese that originated in New Zealand. It is named after its inventors Ben and Fierce Gouda who came from Holland to settle in Hamilton in New Zealand. There they set up a small dairy where this cheese was produced for the first time. The word "Vintage" in the name indicates the cheese is of 12 months maturity or older.
Produced in a boulder-shape, Meyer Vintage Gouda is a semi-hard cheese made from cow's milk. The cheese is produced by following traditional cheese making methods from Holland. Meyer Vintage Gouda is crunchy, crumbly cheese with a very sharp, rich nutty flavour and aroma of almonds.
It is usually ripened for about one year. During this period, the cheeses are turned and brushed by hands on regular time intervals.
Meyer Vintage Gouda comes in various kinds such as plain, flavoured with cumin, cloves or pepper.
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