Gouda Extra Mature, 200g
With a delicious nutty flavour with notes of toffee and roasted nuts. Strong in flavour with a long finish, perfectly complemented by its crystalline crunch. Made in Holland.
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Sheridans extra mature Gouda is generally aged for a minimum of two years and made with milk from cows grazing on fresh summer pastures.
This is a North Holland Gouda with a PDO quality mark which means the cheese must be made from North Holland milk according to a centuries-old recipe and matured in North Holland. The secret of North Holland Gouda lies in the vast polders of North Holland. The slightly salty soil produces meadow milk that is naturally creamier. The ideal basis for a creamy cheese with an unprecedented full-bodied flavour. Since the sixteenth century, this cheese has been made of the highest quality according to an authentic recipe in the Noord-Holland.
During this long affinage the cheeses loses a large amount of moisture, thus intensifying the sweet notes already present in the cheese due to the caramelisation of milk sugars during the cheese making process. Over time crystals of milk protein form in the cheese through proteolysis, giving this aged cheese its characteristic crystalline paste. Although it is neither sharp nor piquant our extra mature gouda is one of the strongest cheeses we sell. The flavour is intense, sweet and long, with a deep, caramel finish which can linger on the palate for minutes.
Good paired with a chunky rich Chardonnay, but also perfect with beers and ales.
Ingredients: Cow’s MILK, salt, starter,
traditional rennet, preservative (E1105) lysozyme
For allergens see ingredients in bold
Nutritional Info Per 100g
Energy kJ/kCal 1850/440
of which saturates 26g
of which sugars 0g