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Ewephoria Sheep Gouda

$27.00 / Lb
ewephoria sheep gouda cheese
Ewephoria Sheep Gouda
  • Pasteurized
  • Vegetarian Rennet
  • Age: 12 Months
  • Sheep Milk
  • Netherlands
  • Approachable
  • Soft

This nutty, butterscotch-sweet Dutch-made Gouda is worthy of its pun-tastic name. Seattle-based Dutch cheese importer Cheeseland worked with Dutch cheesemaker Rouveen to create a sheep’s milk Gouda that would appeal to America’s sweet tooth. The recipe uses specific bacterial cultures to highlight the sweet toffee and pecan notes that can emerge from sheep’s milk with age. Savor its sweetness alongside a Brooklyn Cured Breakfast Link and a smear of Murray's Membrillo.

“Ewephoria’s rich butterscotch flavor makes it unique. It's firm and a bit dry, but fatty and dense. Pair with Prosciutto di Parma rolled on a classic Taralli cracker with a smear of fig jam to make the perfect bite.”
Murray’s Head Monger -- New York, NY
Pasteurized Sheep's Milk, Salt, Starter Milk, Vegetarian Rennet

Allergens: Milk

  • Ewephoria Sheep Gouda is produced for CheeseLand, a Dutch cheese importer based in Seattle, Washington.
  • CheeseLand worked with the small Dutch cheesemaker Rouveen to create an aged sheep’s-milk cheese for an American market.
  • Because sheep’s milk cheeses are often dismissed for being too gamey, this recipe was made to emphasize the sweet, pecan and toffee notes that can emerge from sheep’s milk with age.
  • The cheese is made from pasteurized sheep’s milk. A specialized bacterial culture is added to the mix, causing the cheese to ferment and produce a sweeter, nuttier flavor than the typical sheep’s milk cheese.
  • Its sweetness is balanced by a mild crunch, one that makes it a perfect companion to a Sherry or Porter. Or, serve Ewephoria Sheep Gouda as a dessert, melted over pie or paired with chunks of chocolate.
  • Despite its name, Ewephoria is not technically a Gouda—traditional Gouda is made with cow’s milk.
  • Ewephoria is typically aged for a year, but is sometimes aged for longer and gives the cheese varying types of texture—ranging from pliable to craggy.
When you receive your cheese, unpack the order and refrigerate the items. We recommend using the cheese paper we send most of our products in to store the cheese. The cheese paper helps cover the items and stop them from drying out, while also allowing the cheese to breathe. Since cheese is mold, it's a living thing! If you cut off air circulation to the cheese, you can actually cause it to suffocate and spoil at a faster rate.
Family Owned
Non GMO, Rotational Grazing

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