Beemster Premium Dutch 6 lb. X-O 26-Month Extra Aged Gouda Cheese Quarter Wheel
|Buy 1 - 2||$74.49/Each|
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- Deep, intense flavor with notes of whiskey, toasted pecan, and caramel
- Hard, crumbly texture with crystallization throughout
- Pairs well with dry wines and dark beers
- Delicious addition to any charcuterie board
- Ships refrigerated
|Package Size||6 lb.|
|Texture||Semi-Hard & Hard|
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Aged extra long for superb complexity of flavor and texture, this Beemster Premium Dutch X-O 26-month extra-aged gouda cheese is a connoisseur's delight. With a cheesemaking process informed by over 800 years of Dutch tradition, Beemster's extra aged cheese is crafted from the milk of cows that graze in North Holland's lush, fertile pastures. The cheese is aged for more than 2 years in a traditional warehouse that's been in use for over a century; during the aging process, the cheese takes on a muted caramel color with a rich ochre interior and an extra-intense, tangy flavor reminiscent of whiskey, butterscotch, and toasted pecans with deep notes of caramel, and a buttery, slightly sweet finish. As it ages, its texture transforms from soft to hard and delicately crumbly with tantalizing crystallization throughout, all while retaining a creamy mouthfeel. Its layers of nuanced flavor and powerful personality make this extra aged gouda a gourmet treat fit for a king.
This cheese's intense flavor and crystalline texture are sure to make it a standout on any cheese platter or charcuterie board. It's perfect for pairing with other distinct flavors, such as tangy, salty olives, spicy, honey-roasted nuts, succulently sweet fig cake, and even fresh honeycomb dripping with golden honey. This cheese's refined, tangy flavor pairs beautifully with dry wines: try serving it with reds like bold Pinot Noir or Valpolicella, or whites like Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. The full flavor of this cheese means it can also hold its own against rich, full-bodied dark beers like Porters and Stouts! To further infuse your menu with this cheese's sharp, butterscotch flavor, try baking a small amount into desserts like brownies or cobblers. It will impart its lush flavor into your creations and enhance other flavors - without making your dishes cheesy! No matter how you choose to serve it, this Beemster 26-month aged gouda can make any occasion a special one. This 6 lb. quarter wheel will ensure that you remain in good supply!
In the early 17th century in North Holland, Lake Beemster was drained and transformed into some of the world's most lush, nutrient-rich, fertile grazing land for cattle and goats. The milk that these herds produced became renowned for its rich creaminess and sweet flavor and was used by Dutch farmers to create remarkable cheeses. Nearly 300 years later, in 1901, a group of farmers surrounding the former lake created a co-op to deliver their milk and homemade cheeses to local merchants, and Beemster Premium Dutch cheese was born. For over a century, Beemster has been committed to using artisanal, time-tested cheesemaking methods that have been handed down by generations of Dutch families. Though they are committed to innovation, Beemster's methods are rooted in tradition. They still use traditional recipes, stir the curds of their cheese by hand, hand-polish their cheese wheels, and age their cheeses on natural wooden boards in the same warehouse that the co-op started using in 1901. The milk that is used in their cheeses comes from small-scale, free-range farms that still graze their cows and goats on Lake Beemster's former lakebed - now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beemster cheese has become a favorite of the Dutch Royal Court, and it's not hard to see why: with over a dozen distinct cheeses, Beemster offers something to delight every palette. Indulge in the rich taste of tradition with every bite of Beemster cheese.
This item is shipped refrigerated. You will need to ensure this item is stored at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or cooler.
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