Aged Goat Gouda
In Holland, a country inundated with Gouda, this is probably the most unusual export. Younger pasteurized goat Gouda, only aged for several months, has a supple snow-white paste that’s mild and vaguely sweet with no typical goat-y flavors. This aged version is held for at least one year before release, resulting in a rough and stony wheel with a deep toffee-colored interior smattered with white patches of crystalline minerals. The milky sweetness of the younger version intensifies into a caramelized, burnt sugary treasure with a similarly crunchy texture to boot. The unapologetic butterscotch is well suited to giant, juicy Zinfandel.