Young Goat Gouda
This Gouda will surprise friends and please even the pickiest cheese eater. This young goat's milk gouda is a semi-firm wheel of mild, vaguely sweet, and refreshingly straightforward cheese. This is not the chalky, distinctly goaty chevre that most people associate goat's milk with - instead, it hints at notes of butterscotch and caramel with only the mildest tanginess. The paste remains supple after approximately four months of aging, and can be easily melted over pies or crisps for an unusual dessert. This Dutch pale beauty prefers a malty Amber Ale or a buttery Chardonnay, or even with a dab of tart sour cherry preserves.
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