For centuries farmers brought their cheeses made on the farm to sell at the market in Gouda. This is why the cheese is named after this picturesque historic town, which lies in the west of the Netherlands between The Hague and Utrecht. Today it is the best-known and most widely eaten Dutch cheese. The traditional semi-hard cheese is made from pasteurised cow’s milk, and has a fruity, creamy, full flavour. As the cheese matures, its flavour becomes stronger. The age varies from young to mature, aged between four weeks and 18 months or more.
Pasteurised cow’s milk, salt, starter, rennet, preservative (E251), colour (E160a).
Fat in dry matter : min. 48%
Fat absolut : ca. 30%
In the Netherlands, labelling usually indicates the fat content in the dry matter: this remains the same as the cheese ages, while the absolute fat content increases because riper cheese contains less moisture.
In its original shape, Gouda is wheel shaped, but it is now also made in rectangular blocks.
Product range of Vepo Cheese
We supply Gouda in catering blocks, sliced, grated, diced, as salad cheese and in cheese portions.
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