Cheese of the Month
Gouda is one of the most popular cheeses in the world, accounting for 50 to 60 percent of the world’s cheese consumption. Gouda is named after the Dutch city that became a trading hub for cheese in the Middle Ages. Although Gouda can now be produced anywhere in the world, Kroon still produces it’s cheese in Holland in the classic way.
The geographic location of the Netherlands, with its humid climate and soil rich in vitamins and minerals, creates the ideal conditions for the growth of a highly nutritious pasture to feed their famous Holstein cows. This in turn produces the perfect milk for creating Gouda’s unique and exquisite flavor.
You’ll find Kroon Gouda slightly sweet and mildly nutty – a great choice for a dinner or desert cheese. It can be melted as a substitute for cheddar in Mac and Cheese, or shredded on potatoes. It goes particularly well with good bread and any type of beer or wine. Consider melting it, as the Dutch do, for a creamy fondue, or serve it sliced with fresh fruit for a European style breakfast. Mild Gouda goes well with any type of wine, but is often paired with Merlot, Pinot Grigio, or Riesling. Pick up Kroon Mild Gouda this month on SALE as a Fresh Deal and decide for yourself your favorite gouda paring!