Gouda's Personality Comes Out As It Ages

When buying Gouda cheeses, you're likely to come across the Frico brand, producer of Old Dutch Master Aged Gouda as well as traditional Gouda and Chevrette Goat Gouda.

If you enjoy the sweet taste and mild character of a young Gouda, you'll want to try an aged Gouda for a lesson in flavor.

In his Cheese Primer, Steven Jenkins describes an aged Gouda as "very hard and amber-colored, (with) a perfumy, Scotch-whisky kind of aroma — both sharp and sweet at the same time, like molten honey or butterscotch.

"An aged Gouda is a truly delicious thing," he continues, "almost totally divorced from the blandness of its youth."

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