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Aged Gouda

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What is Aged Gouda Cheese?

Aged Gouda is a type of cheese that originates from the Netherlands. It is a variant of traditional Gouda cheese but is distinguished by its extended ageing process, which contributes to a firmer texture and a more intense, complex flavour profile.

Aged Gouda is aged for a longer period compared to regular Gouda. The maturation process can range from several months to several years, and during this time, the cheese develops a firmer texture and a richer, more concentrated taste.

What does Aged Gauda Taste Like?

The texture of Aged Gouda becomes crumbly and crystalline as it ages. It often has crunchy protein crystals that form within the cheese, providing a delightful texture contrast. The flavour of Aged Gouda is robust and complex, exhibiting nutty, caramelized, and butterscotch notes with a hint of saltiness. The colour of the cheese can range from pale yellow to deep amber, depending on the ageing period.

Aged Gouda can be enjoyed with fruits, nuts, and dark bread, and it can also be melted or grated onto dishes. It pairs well with robust red wines, beers, and spirits.

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