October's Cheeses of the Month
Life is Gouda
e first mention of Gouda cheese dates back to 1184, making it one of the oldest recorded cheeses in the world still made today. Traditionally made from cow’s milk and named after the city of Gouda, this semi-hard cheese is characterized by its aromatic, caramel-like flavor and its dense, springy texture. Hints of nuts with sweet, creamy notes embrace your palate in a graceful sensation. Depending on the age, the finish ranges from smooth to sharp. Today, Gouda-style cheeses are made both domestically and abroad. Let our Cheesemongers help you discover your favorite Gouda!
HoneyBee Goat Gouda
This goat’s milk Gouda-style cheese is made with a drizzle of honey and pure goat’s milk for a cashew-like, nutty sweetness. It’s slightly sweet and full of flavor yet not overly strong or salty. Easy to slice, grate or cube, it’s wonderful in salads or as a snack with fruit.
$23.99lb., save $1.50/lb.
Artikaas “Hay There” Raw Milk Gouda with Walnut and Hazelnut
What a combination! This cheese features all the creaminess and earthiness of traditional raw milk Gouda with the addictive crunch of walnuts and hazelnuts. This nut-flecked cheese is beautiful to look at and a real treat for your senses, combining smooth with crunchy and nutty with sweet.
$17.49/lb., save $2.50/lb.
Old Chatham Creamery Three Milk Gouda
This three-milk Gouda is made with sheep, cow and goat’s milk. Aromas of cream and cooked butter are prevalent alongside hints of macadamia nuts. Its semi-soft texture delivers a smooth, creamy mouthfeel that saturates the palate and gives a long finish. While subtle earthy undertones are at play throughout, butterscotch flavors greet the palate, followed by a distinct tang that finishes with notes of sour cream.
$19.99/lb., save $4.50/lb.
Cypress Grove Midnight Moon
Aged six months or more, Midnight Moon is made in Holland exclusively for Cypress Grove. This blushing, ivory-colored goat cheese is nutty and brown buttery up front with a long caramel finish. Like a Gouda, Midnight Moon develops protein crystals as it ages, which lend a slight crunch to the otherwise dense and smooth cheese. Know someone who (gasp!) doesn’t like goat cheese? Midnight Moon has been known to convert even the staunchest of goat cheese critics!
$29.49/lb., save $4.50/lb.